Skagit Valley College (SVC) announces a new 54-hour training course for individuals seeking to start their own adult family home business in the State of Washington. The program meets the educational requirements established by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) for adult family home business owners and providers.

Offered entirely online, the course covers a comprehensive range of topics relevant to adult family home operation. Participants will gain knowledge of licensing and inspection processes, roles and responsibilities of administrators, business and operational management strategies, staff management techniques, resident rights, and applicable laws and regulations.

The course’s instructor, Larry Richmond, has more than 12 years of experience as an adult family homeowner to guide students through the program. The curriculum also incorporates information on available support networks, including medical professionals, state resources, and community volunteers.

“Equipping a nurse in transition to management and ownership of their own adult family home and, laying the foundation for a couple's plans for a future business to serve the elderly, has been such a reward,” said Richmond. 

The next SVC adult family home administrator course is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, from July 8 to August 1, between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration is currently open online on the SVC Continuing and Community Education (CCE) website.

About Continuing and Community Education at SVC

SVC's CCE program provides a variety of non-credit courses tailored to address the diverse needs of the community. These short-term offerings encompass professional development, job training, and personal enrichment opportunities. Coursework includes technology training, personal growth classes, and programs specifically designed for seniors. 

For questions about the SVC Community Education program, call 360.416.7638 or email Additional program details are available at


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