PSW Orientation & Training

How do I get trained as a PSW?

How can i become an Exceptional or Enhanced PSW?


PSW New Member Orientation

OHCC Training for Homecare and Personal Support Workers

PSW eXPRS Training: Schedule an appointment with Community Pathways’ administrative specialist to learn how to enter PSW time sheets into eXPRS. Call (503) 935-5243.


Orientation

The Oregon Administrative Rules require that each person newly enrolled as a PSW attend a new worker orientation within 90 days of receiving their provider number.

Find a schedule of PSW new worker orientations and eXPRS orientations on the Oregon Department of Human Services' website:

Orientation Schedules

Watch PSW eXPRS training videos online:

PSW eXPRS Training Part 1

PSW eXPRS Training Part 2

 

Training - How to use eXPRS

Community Pathways offers support providers one-on-one training on how to use eXPRS to enter their hours and mileage. Call (503) 935-5243 to schedule an appointment with the administrative specialist to get a 30 minute training on how to use eXPRS. Appointments must be scheduled at least one day in advance.

For the training, you will need:

  • A time sheet with your hours worked so that you have something to enter into eXPRS during the training.

  • An eXPRS login. We will not able to train if you do not have one. If you have not tried to log in to eXPRS yet, you will need to bring your temporary password (which was emailed to you by the state) or have access to it via your email. We can assist with learning how to log in to eXPRS.

Having trouble logging into your eXPRS account?

Call the eXPRS technical triage line at 1 (844) 874-2788, option #3. Or email eXPRS at info.exprs@state.or.us

 

Training - Ongoing

The Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) provides ongoing training opportunities for home care and personal support workers. Register for training courses in advance.

Courses offered include, but are not limited to:

  • CPR/First Aid

  • Bathing and Grooming

  • Challenging Behaviors

  • Diversity Awareness

  • Communication

To learn about the Enhanced or Exceptional PSW Certificate Program.

For more information about PSW training, including free training opportunities, coursework and registration, visit OHCC’s website.