This course prepares you to operate an Adult Residential Facility in California for clients ages 18 -59. The course is not for the elderly or children.  Steps to becoming an administrator.

Initial Administrator Test Protocol
Within 60 days upon completion of the 35-hour course, you must take the California State examination by scheduling your test at one of the CCL Test Sites. Bring the following items with you when you take the test: Proof of identification (ID) such as a valid California driver’s license, DMV photograph, or military ID, and a copy of your certificate of Administrator Course.

Register For The Test
You are responsible for registering to take the test at a CCL office.  We recommend you register for the test as soon as you register for the ICTP ARF course.  Many students report the test sites fill up quickly and run out of room To register click on this link:
Register for Exam

You must attain a score of 70% to pass. The test has 50 questions. You must get 35 correct answers or no more than 15 wrong answers. The state circulates 5 tests with 50 questions each throughout the different test sites.  In class you will be issued a workbook that has over 200 practice questions to assist you in studying for the test. You will also have access to the same practice questions online.  Each question is referenced to content in the workbook.

Practice Questions
Our ICTP ARF Certification Program is the only course that offers online practice questions to our students. Try it out and take the quiz below.

Practice Quiz Medication

Test Results
More information on your results here Exam Results. You may take the test no more than three times during the 60 day period.
Once you pass the test you will receive the Initial Administrator Application from the ARF Administrator Certification section. You have thirty days to submit the Initial Administrator Application LIC 9214 .  Items to include in your application:

  1. $100.00 fee
  2. Copy of Certificate of Completion from this class
  3. Copy of the CCL Department congratulatory letter verifying your passing test score.
  4. Choose when you would like your certification to expire. Either 2 years from date of issue or on your birthday on the second calendar year following certification. If you choose your birthday your certificate may expire less than two years from when you receive it. Remember you must collect 40 hours of continuing education within 2 years of the date that is one your certificate.

Criminal Record Clearance

ARF administrator applicants must obtain a criminal record clearance from the DOJ. To schedule your appointment by phone call 800.315.4507 and complete the Request for Live Scan Service . You can schedule your live scan appointment online. Either way you will need the following information to schedule your appointment:

ORI Number: A0448
OCA Number:

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