Beginning November 1, 2017, the online 20 hour coursework MUST be completed prior to attending the first day of the live RCFE Initial Certification Training Program. You will have to show your certificate of completion to the instructor upon arrival and will not be admitted to the class without it.
STEP 1: Register for a class listed on the calendar below.
STEP 2: Complete the 20-hour online training before first day of class.
STEP 3: Attend all classes for a certificate and pass the state exam.
STEP 4: Submit your application for renewal to the Department of Social Services.
To become a Certified RCFE Administrator you must meet the qualifications outlined in regulation 87405. And to be certified as an ARF Administrator you must meet the qualifications outlined in regulation 85064. For both, this includes being at least 21 years of age; having a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; and having the knowledge and ability to meet regulatory requirements and provide care and supervision. Administrators in communities of more than 15 residents must meet additional education requirements.
Administrator certification training includes 6 days of in-class training and 20 hours of online training for a total of 80 hours for $525.