Don’t Wait until the last minute to renew your Administrator Certificate!

RCFE/ARF administrators are renewing their  administrator certificate applications too close
to the expiration date on the certificate.

The Administrator Certification Section (ACS) sends a 90-day notice prior to each
administrator’s certificate expiration date.  This is a reminder to send in your renewal
application, not a reminder to take your continuing education training program courses.

You need to allow 90 days for the processing of renewal applications from the date
that the ACS receives it.

If you have submitted your renewal you can check the application dates that are currently being processed on the ACS website

You can also check the status of applications via the ACS automated telephone system at 916-653-9300. Have ready your administrator certificate number to insert into the interactive system to learn the status of your renewal application. 

Reminder:  If you submit a late renewal applications you are subject to a non-refundable delinquency fee of $300.00.


RCFE Liability Insurance – What you should know before buying or renewing 2017

What you should know before buying or renewing your liability insurance policy:

  • Does the insurance agent charge more if you do not obtain an insurance quote through their website?
  • Does your insurance agent charge more for your insurance policy for any phone contact with the agent?
  • Does your insurance policy provide $1m of coverage for elopement or bed-ridden?
  • Does your policy have a limit of number of bedridden residents?
  • Does  your facility property insurance allow RCFE or DD operations?
  • Does your insurance agent help your business with safety training and approved RCFE/ARF continuing education credits?

Eldercare Training Academy and Sierra Professional Insurance Services have developed a liability insurance compliance chart with side-by-side comparison of liability insurance coverage, benefits, and annual premiums.   Liability Compliance Chart and Best Premium 2016

Eldercare Training Academy will provide up to 4 hours of RCFE/ARF CEU’s for Sierra Professional Insurance facility policy holders as part of their safety program.  Topics will include:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Reduce the risk of a claim
  • How to read and understand your insurance policies
  • Property, auto, worker’s compensation, surety bonds and more

Sierra Professional Insurance    775-298-7273




RCFE/ARF Administrator Training Requirements 2016

Administrator Recertification

  • Of the 40 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) required to renew (or 20 for  RCFE/NHA administrators), administrators must complete:
    • At least four (4) hours in laws, regulations, policies and procedural standards for their facility type, and if not included in their initial administrator training,
    •  At least (1) hour in cultural competency and sensitivity to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  RCFE Administrator must complete
    • At least eight (8) hours (RCFE only) in the subject related to serving residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, including, but not limited to instruction related to direct care, physical environment and admissions procedures and assessments.
  • Only CEU courses approved by CDSS (or Regional Centers where applicable for GH and ARF administrators) will be accepted toward fulfilling CEU requirements
  • Recertification applications cannot be submitted more than 90 days before certification expiration
  • LIC9214 is the new Administrator Certification application form to be submitted for renewal to CCLD.

RCFE/ARF Continuing Education Irvine January 2016

Eldercare Training Academy has scheduled two days of continuing education classes for RCFE/ARF CEU’s at Atria Woodbridge in Irvine Saturday  January 16th and Sunday January 17th 2016.

Saturday, January 16th, trainer Michele Mylonas will provide the required training on the subject of Alzheimer’s dementia in a residential care setting.  Michele will bring students current research and news on the subject.

Sunday January 17th, trainer Ofelia Angeles, will provide training on skin breakdown, pressure ulcers, end of life, hospice and palliative care, and caring for immobile residents in a residential care setting.

To register for classes, call 800-585-6556 or registered online at

Flyer with registration


RCFE/ARF Continuing Education San Dimas January 2016

Join us for RCFE/ARF continuing education January 30th and 31st 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) at Atria Rancho Park in San Dimas.

Saturday January 30th, trainer Samuel de Guzman, LVN will provide training on medication management, new staff training requirements and workplace injury prevention and safety.

Sunday, January 31st  Sam will return for a second day of training to address skin breakdown,  pressure ulcers , end of life, hospice and palliative care and caring for immobile residents in a residential care setting.

Flyer and registration form. Contact the ETA office @ 800-585-6556


AB1570 and SB911 Legislative Summary

AB 1570

Increases both the RCFE administrator and  direct staff training hours and subjects covered in the training. The bill also enhances the administrator certification process specific to the exam, core of knowledge and training methods.

SB 911

Increases training hour and topic requirements for RCFE administrators and direct care staff.  Prohibits RCFEs from discriminating or retaliating against a resident, employee, or other person for contacting 911. Requires licensees providing care to residents with prohibited or restricted health conditions to ensure that care is provided by specified professionals under specified conditions.

2016 Initial RCFE Administrator Training

  • 80 hours of total hours for initial RCFE Administrator Training
  • 60 of the 80 hours in the classroom
  • 20 more hours can be classroom or online
  • 100 questions on the exam



CCLD Adult and Senior Care Unit Post Reorganization Meet and Greet Schedule

CCLD Adult and Senior Care Regional Offices are each hosting a “meet and greet” this month to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn how the reorganization has impacted each Branch office throughout the state. You will need to RSVP to the Regional office you would like to attend:  

Southern California Adult and Senior Care: Sept21st from 10:00 AM RSVP to

North Los Angeles and Central Coast Adult and Senior Care: Sept 28th @ 10:30AM RSVP

San Francisco Coastal Adult and Senior Care:Sept 21st @ 1:00PM RSVP to

Orange County and Inland Adult and Senior Care: Sept 21st @ 10AM RSVP

East Bay Delta Adult and Senior Care:  Sept 21st @ 2PM RSVP

 Sierra Cascade Adult and Senior Care: Sept 21st @ 1PM RSVP

 Greater Los Angeles Adult and Senior Care: Sept 21st @ 10AM RSVP

 Northern California Adult and Senior Care: Sept. 21st @ 10AM RSVP

CCLD Regional Offices Statewide   RSVP early-There is limited seating