RCFE/Assisted Living Education, Training, & Consulting

RCFE Initial training program

RCFE Initial Administrator Certification – Live Webinar (California Only)

The California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) regulations require individuals to complete 80-hours of training from an approved vendor as part of the process for becoming a certified RCFE Administrator. Our program offers you the convenience of taking 20 of these hours online and 60 hours via live classroom instruction from our subject matter experts. Click the button below to learn more and select location and options.

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RCFE Administrator Recertification/CEU Courses – Online (California Only)

Certified RCFE Administrators in California are required to complete 40 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) every 2 years. DSS is currently allowing certified Administrators to complete all 40 hours of continuing education online. At least 8 of the 40 hours must be related to dementia care and 4 of the 40 hours must be on Laws & Regulations Updates. Also, if you have not already taken it as part of your initial certification or renewal, all RCFE Administrators must complete 1 hour of LGBT Sensitivity training.

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RCFE/Assisted Living Consulting (California Only)

CareerSmart® expert consultants, including former Community Care Licensing (CCLD) staff, can assist you in completing your California Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) License Application. Our consultants will meet with you in person or through a “virtual” meeting to ensure that the application and programming is customized to match your facility needs and management plans, and will help prepare you for your meeting with Community Care Licensing. We can also provide you with the tools to maintain compliance and grow a successful RCFE business.

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Caregiver Training (California Only)

California law requires that assisted living facilities and residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFE) provide 40 hours of initial training to caregivers and 20 hours of annual training thereafter. CareerSmart® has easy to use online training packages to meet both of these needs. The topics include: personal care services, physical limitations of the elderly, psychosocial needs of elderly, dementia, emergency preparedness, medications, postural supports, cultural competency and LGBT, resident rights, and state-mandated elder abuse training and videos. We now also have online first aid training for care staff.

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