IMPORTANT: ARF ADMINISTRATORS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE 4hrs OF HIV/TB TRAINING WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF RECEIVING THE ARF ADMIN CERTIFICATE FROM CDSS, and retake it every 2 year cycle.
Click HERE to register FOR self-paced HIV / TB COURSE
ARF ICTP: ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY (ARF), INITIAL CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM (ICTP) FOR PEOPLE WHO WISH TO BECOME ADMINISTRATORS OF HOMES, FACILITIES OR PROGRAMS for adult clients 18 years through 59 years.
The Administrator Certification course is a legislatively mandated program designed and intended to upgrade the knowledge and education levels of persons wishing to become administrators of Adult Residential Facility through a certification process. The training programs developed have been incorporated to meet the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Requirements, for administrators. Per Title 22, Division 6, Chapter 6, Section 80064.2
The Initial training program is a 35-hour instruction program required to be completed by persons who wish to become certified facility administrators for the first time.
REGULAR PRICE: $450
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $400
Listed PRICE covers 35 hours/5 days
***NOTE: Advertised price is Early bird price and requires at least a 14 day advance purchase.
You will receive handout/s,Via Email 5 days before class starts.
NOTE: If you want paper handouts you can purchase them, for an additional fee plus postage.
A 1 Hour lunch and several 10 minute breaks will be observed through out the day.
**Note – the 1 Hour lunch is not included in the 40hr of instruction time per regulations.
All 35 HOURS (4 days) of training MUST be completed to receive a certificate. To make up a missed day (OR PORTIONS OF) you will have to wait for the next course offering.
See class attendance and cancellation policy below, for make up days in the event you miss a day. $30 rescheduling fee applies.
PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP TO CLASS MORE THAN 15 MINUTES LATE,WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL
Please click the underlined links above for the following list of resources for the Exam:
How to Become an Administrator, How to Register for the Exam, 2022 Administrator Certification Exam Calendar, Exam Terms and Conditions, Exam Frequently Asked Questions, Blackboard User Guide, Sample Blackboard Exam.
All potential administrators are limited to three (3) attempts to pass the Administrator Certification Examination within 60 days of their ICTP course completion date.
ACS has addressed program relevant waivers in their Frequently Asked Questions.
Administrator Questions: AdminCertInfo@dss.ca.gov
Examination Questions: ACSExamInfo@dss.ca.gov
Certificate of completion after you take our class: Certificate issued, via email, after the last day of class once you have completed all 5 days.
State Regulations, Practice Questions, and Course handouts are emailed 4/5 days before class. You are responsible for printing out all the course materials prior to class. Due to the volume of the regulations & course handouts we recommend that you do not print, rather use digital copies on your computer. NOTE: If you want paper handouts you can purchase them in class, for an additional charge.
Administrator Application Resources:
Please click the underlined link below for the following list of resources for Administrators:
Methods of Payment:
1. On this website (preferred): Add tickets to the Shopping Cart below and check out using PayPal: You DO NOT need to have a PayPal account or create a PayPal account to make payments on this website. You can pay with your credit or debit card: select the option to pay with credit card follow the prompts to check out..
2. Checks payable to: ‘Careprovider.Org’
Please ensure you note the participant’s name and course name on the check.
Mail to: 2648 E Workman Ave, # 308, West Covina CA 91791