Becoming A Residential Care Provider
Community Care Facilities (CCF’s) are generally non-medical facilities which provide care and supervision to individuals. CCF’s are licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) of the Department of Social Services. www.ccld.ca.gov.
- Small Family Home (non medical facility for children 0 – 17 with developmental disabilities)
- Group Home (care and supervision of juveniles 0 – 17 place outside their parents care)
- Residential Care for the Elderly (non medical facility for people 60 and over)
- Adult Residential Care Facility (non medical facility for adults 18 – 59)
- Adult Day Care (non medical care Monday – Friday, during the day for adults with developmental disabilities)
- Attend the Community Care Licensing (CCL) orientation for the facility type desired. There is now a $50 fee and you must pre-register. *Online orientation available for some facility types.
- Find out the need in your catchment area. Attend Regional Center orientation.
- Consider your facility type, your Administrator experience and ambulatory status. Also consider residents with Restricted Health Conditions as defined in Title 22, Section 80092 – 80093. Find out if there are facilities located in your area already.
- Complete the Community Care Licensing application process. This is usually a 90 day process. The application fee is as much as $908 depending on facility type.
- Complete the vendor application with the Regional Center. This is usually a 45 day process.
- Obtain and read Title 17.
- Once you are notified that you are an approved vendor (Level I), you may submit a written request for a higher service level classification. This is a 45 day process.
- New Vendor/Administrator interview.
- Recommended that the Administrator/Licensee and Direct Support Professional’s (DSP) complete the Residential Services Specialist training (RSST) offered through community Colleges and ROP.
- Successful completion of the application, program design and the above does not guarantee referrals or placements.