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WHCG’s Community-Based Residential Facility training program features state-approved trainers and curriculum.  For more information contact Jennifer Jackson.

For more information and class schedules, please contact Jen Jackson.

Expert training for caregivers

Whole Health Clinical Group provides top-quality community-based residential facility (CBRF) certification training. All of our trainers are certified by the state of Wisconsin to provide CBRF training. The curriculum taught for state-regulated trainings (Fire Safety, First Aid/Choking, Medication Administration and Standard Precautions) was developed by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Assisted Living. WHCG trainings are scheduled to meet the time requirements set in place by DHS 83.

We open our classes to anyone in the community who is interested in CBRF training, as well as employers who require quality training for their employees. Please scroll down for more information, or contact CBRF Training at 414-459-3026 or send us an email at

General information

WHCG CBRF training offers the four core classes, which are DHS 83 department regulated.  These classes are:

  • Standard Precautions
  • Medication Management
  • First Aid
  • Fire Safety

Students who successfully complete Fire Safety, First Aid/Choking, Medication Administration, and Standard Precautions classes will be added to the CBRF registry, in compliance with DHS 83. 

Registration Information

Contact CBRF Training at (414) 459-3026 or to request the registration form or download the form by clicking here. If students have completed some classes in the past and can provide proof of class completion, re-taking the class is not required.  If students wish to complete the progr a.m. on a class-by-class basis versus registering for all four classes at the s a.m.e time that is allowed. However, students should track classes in order to ensure that they complete all classes.  WHCG does not require classes be taken in a specific order or a certain timefr a.m.e. 

Registration forms and class payment should be returned to the CBRF Training Office at WHCG via:

  • Mail – Whole Health Clinical Group, Attn: CBRF Training, 932 S. 60 St., West Allis, WI 53214
  • Fax – Attn: CBRF Training. 414-615-0627
  • Email –
  • In person – Lock drop box available within WHCG’s staff/visitor entrance at rear of building

Once your registration form and payment is received, you will be sent a registration letter via mail or email as indicated on the registration form.  All classes are filled on a first-come basis.  Every attempt is made to get students registered for the first class date indicated on the registration form, however if that class is full, students will be registered for their second class date choice.

Registration forms should be returned to WHCG at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class. Enrollment in the classes is not guaranteed, so it is recommended that the form is returned at the student’s earliest convenience.

Registration Form

Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking here.  Complete this form, making sure to indicate the first and second choice of the class date that you want to attend.  A registration form and/or current class schedule can be sent to you either via mail, email, or downloaded from our website. Check out frequently asked questions here.

Class locations

All CBRF Training Classes are held at the WHCG C a.m.pus, 932 S. 60th St., West Allis, WI 53214. Get map.

Cost of CBRF Training

All classes are priced individually. Fees include classroom supplies and CBRF registration fees in order to be added to the state CBRF registry (if applicable.)

  • Standard Precautions: $60*
  • Medication Administration: $120*
  • First Aid/Choking: $120*
  • Fire Safety: $75*

Total for all four CBRF classes provided at WHCG: $375.00

* State registration fees are included in course fees.

Payment accepted at WHCG

Acceptable payment methods are listed on the CBRF registration form:

  • Debit or credit card payments made on the registration form
  • Check or money order sent with the registration form

Please send full payment for all classes for which you are registering with your completed registration form. Forms received without payment will not be processed.

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CBRF Class Schedule

Download the CBRF Registration Form.


Download here.

Students wishing to cancel their registration or re-schedule a class must do so within 48 hours of the registered class in order to receive a refund for that class. Refunds will not be given if less than a 48-hour notice is given. Any refunds may take four to six weeks to process. WHCG reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any classes. Students will be given the opportunity to reschedule.

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CBRF Courses Provided at WHCG

WHCG offers four CBRF classes within a one-week session.  These classes are Medication Administration, Standard Precautions, First Aid/Choking and Fire Safety. Students do not have to complete all four courses within a single one-week session.  Students do have the option of registering for all classes over the course of several sessions, however, students will need to submit a separate registration form if paying for classes in multiple payments.

Below is a brief description of each class offered at WHCG:

 For more information, contact CBRF Training at (414) 459-3026 or  at


Standard Precautions*

  • Training must be completed in order to meet the training requirements per DHS 83.
  • Proper use of personal protective equi p.m.ent needed to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens and other communicable diseases.
  • Proper procedures for handling infectious materials.
  • Standards for handling food and laundry.

Medication Administration*

  • Any individual administering medication within a CBRF must complete this training in order to meet the requirements per DHS 83
  • Types of medications, medication terminology and methods of administration.
  • Legal and ethical issues involved with administering medication, as well as resident rights
  • Types of supervision

Fire Safety*

  • Training must be completed in order to meet the training requirements per DHS 83
  • DHS 83 guidelines and requirements
  • How to identify and respond to fire emergencies
  • Learn about fire (its properties, causes, etc.)
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Other emergencies also covered (tornados, hurricanes, flooding)

First Aid/Choking*

  • Training must be completed in order to meet the training requirements per DHS 83
  • Basic First Aid, including handling or how to handle bleeding episodes, seizures, cardiac and breathing emergencies, heat or cold overexposure, and soft tissue and joint injuries.
  • Choking maneuver



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