RCFE Initial Certification

Because of COVID-19, we cannot offer LIVE, in-person initial courses. However, DSS is allowing LIVE STREAMING courses. This involves viewing the 60 hours required by law on your computer, tablet or phone. ALL 60 hours must be viewed. Then, the additional 20 hours (to total 80) are done “in home” or home study that we send you by email. It is recommended to download the Zoom app before viewing for better viewing assistance.

PLEASE REGISTER AT LEAST 5 DAYS IN ADVANCE TO RECEIVE, BY MAIL, A PRINTED COPY OF TITLE 22 AND HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE!!

The 80-hour initial administrator certification course covers all subjects required by state laws and regulations for an individual to become a certified residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE) administrator. All classes are subject to availability and prepayment guarantees space. If one or more days cannot be attended, then arrangements must be made to make up the missed day or days at another location (or date). However, if the dates of attendance are over 30 days apart, and Title 22/Health and Safety Code was updated, a nominal charge may be required to obtain the recent laws and regulations. The 80-hour class involves attendance of six, 10-hour days at a live course, and completing 20 hours of “online” or emailed materials. Classes are from 8 am to 6:20 pm. Students arriving 15 or more minutes late will NOT be admitted via new vendor provisions enacted by DSS.