Assisted Living/RCFE Education, Training, & Consulting

Initial Certification

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.

Online Administrator CEU Courses

Certified RCFE Administrators in California are required to complete 40 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) every 2 years. Up to 20 of these hours can be taken Online, while at least 20 hours must be taken via Live Classroom format. 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 (can be either Online or Live).

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Live Administrator CEU Training – FREE

Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) Administrators in California are required to successfully complete 40 hours of continuing education (CEUs) every 2 years in order to maintain their Administrator Certificate. At least 20 of the 40 hours must be completed through live classroom instruction. We now offer the opportunity to complete all 20 live hours for FREE in the Southern California area.

Caregiver Training

California law now 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.  In addition, Title 22 requires that a certain number of hours for the initial training and annual training be “hands on” and in specific subject matter areas. 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, and resident rights.

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Title 22 Regulations – Complete Copy and 1-Year of Updates (RCFE)

Stay current on changes to the California Title 22 sections impacting Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE).  With this purchase, you’ll have access to a complete updated electronic PDF version of Title 22, which you can download and print, or just have access to search when needed.  In addition, this purchase includes a 1 year subscription to Title 22 updates, if applicable.

Application Assistance

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.

Compliance Consulting

CareerSmart expert consultants, including former Community Care Licensing staff, can provide you with the tools to maintain compliance and grow a successful RCFE business. Be proactive and promote quality assurance when you purchase any of the below compliance packages:

RCFE Initial Certification – PRACTICE TEST new2

Purchasing this product will enroll the learner in a practice test developed to help students prepare for the State Certification Exam to become a Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Administrator in California. This practice test is designed, in length and question format, to enable students to feel prepared for whatever version of the State Exam they take. The practice test is electronic and interactive, which means, upon purchase, students can log in and take the practice test as many times as they want, start and stop at their own pace, and go back and review the correct answers to promote learning development.

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