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Administrator Certification Program

The Administrator Certification Program is legislatively mandated and is designed and intended to upgrade the knowledge and educational levels of persons currently employed as administrators and persons wishing to become administrators of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), Adult Residential Facilities (ARF), and Group Homes (GH) through a certification process. Administrators are individuals designated by licensees to act on behalf of the licensee in the overall management of their facilities. Licensees and administrators may be one and the same person.

The Administrator Certification Program is administered by the Administrator Certification Section (ACS) of the Community Care Licensing Division, Technical Assistance and Policy Branch, Technical Assistance Bureau. The ACS is comprised of the certification and vendor units. The ACS is also legislatively mandated to approve/disapprove all vendors of initial and continuing education training programs, including courses and instructors.

Forms | Fees | Contacts

The Department is currently accepting public comment on proposed updates to the ACS regulations until 5 p.m. on September 16, 2015. Go to CCL Administrator Certification Program to find the Public Notice (with instructions on how to submit comments), Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR), and the draft regulations and forms. Also available is an informal table of contents to the draft regulations and ISOR.

Administrator Information

Application Processing Dates*

As of  08/31/2015, ACS is currently processing administrator applications received:

  • Initials – the week of June 22nd, 2015
  • Renewals – the week of June 29th, 2015

*Note: If your application received date is not on or before the week listed above, please refrain from contacting ACS regarding application status until your week is posted.

Vendor Information