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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 35/40 hour initial and continuing education training programs, which includes courses and instructors.

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Administrator Information:

  1. How to become a certified administrator
  2. Statewide Testing Schedule and Regional Office Contact Information
  3. Initial Administrator Test Procedures and Protocol
  4. Has my initial administrator test been scored?
  5. Certification Forms
  6. Application Processing Delays
  7. Administrator Certification Renewal Application Process
  8. Information Regarding Pending Applications
  9. Administrator Qualifications, Duties, and Recertification Regulations
  10. List of Approved Vendors
  11. Core of Knowledge Requirements
  12. Active Certificates
  13. Fees
  14. Address Change/Name Changes/Replacement Certificate
  15. Extension Request
  16. Contact Information
  17. Background Instructions
  18. Initial Administrator Application Check List

Vendor Information:

  1. How do I become a training vendor?
  2. Vendor Guidelines and Procedures
  3. Vendor Forms
  4. Core of Knowledge Requirements
  5. Fees
  6. Vendor Updates
  7. Vendor Analysts Caseload Assignments
  8. List of Approved Vendors
  9. Contact Information
  10. Initial and Continuing Education Vendor Regulations
  11. Initial Certification Training Program Guideline and Instructions