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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, Policy, Training and Certification Branch, Training and Certification Bureau. The ACS staff process applications for administrator certification and also approve/disapprove training vendors and their proposed courses.

Forms | Fees | Contacts  | Administrator Exam Registration

The Department is in the process of updating the ACS regulations and anticipates an effective date of January 1, 2016. Watch for more details here and in The Insider. To view the proposed updated regulations and other rulemaking documents, go to CCL Administrator Certification Program

Administrator Information

Application Processing Dates*

As of  11/19/2015, ACS is currently processing administrator applications received:

  • Initials – the week of September 21st, 2015
  • Renewals – the week of September 7th, 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