Administrator Certification ProgramThe 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.
Laws and Regulations
- Laws re: Administrator Certification (Health & Safety Code 1522.41 for GH; 1562.3 for ARF; 1569.616 for RCFE)
- Regulations re: Administrator Certification re: administrators and vendors
The Department has updated the ACS regulations effective January 1, 2016. A recap of the changes is in the Winter 2015-16 Insider. To view the rulemaking file, including the final approved documents,go to CCL Administrator Certification Program.
Application Processing Dates*
As of 2/08/2016, ACS is currently processing administrator applications received:
- Initials – the week of October 6, 2015
- Renewals – the week of October 5, 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.