For New Administrators
Due to COVID 19, the ACS section is not currently scheduling exams
The state will issue you a conditional ARF Administrator Certificate.
You will be required to take the exam at a future date.
To learn more see this Provider Information Notice ( page 9).
Livescan for new administrators:
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Facility Number: LIC number of the facility you are employed with. If you are not employed by an existing facility write in NA.
Name of Employer: Your employer. If you are not employed by a facility write in NA.
Application Form to Renew Administrator Certificate
Prior to the expiration date of your administrator certificate, you must complete 40 hours of continuing education. 20 of the hours must be live. 20 can be online. Due to COVID-19 you may complete all 40 hours online.
The renewal fee is $100.00 payable to the Department of Public Social Services. If you do not renew on time, you are subject to a fine of $200.00 well as the $100.00 renewal fee. If you are more than 4 years from the date of your first renewal you are required to complete Initial Administrator Certification Program again and pass the State Administrator Test again. Submit your renewal certificates to the ACS section on this form: Renewal Form LIC 9214
I lost my original certificate and don’t know if I am more than four years past my expiration date. You need to contact the Administrator Certification section at 916.653.9300 and ask them what was the date of issue of your first certificate. Their email is AdminCertInfo@dss.ca.gov
LGBT Cultural Competency Training
Beginning in 2016 all administrators of ARF RCFE and GH must complete at least one hour of training in LGBT Cultural Competency either online or live. If you received LGBT training as part of your Initial Certification Training Program for Administrator you are exempt from this requirement. You only need to take this course one time. Smart seminars offer LGTB Cultural Competency as a live course or online course.
At Least Four Hours of Regulation Content
Beginning in 2016 all renewals must include at least 4 hours in content that is associated with Regulations, Protocol or Procedures. There is no such thing as a course titled Laws and Regulations. Any course can be approved as a Regulation Course as long as it is approved by the ACS Section.
We have two online courses that are approved as Regulation Protocols and Procedures: