To start accepting referrals, you need to first become a licensed center/home.
Follow the Steps Below:
- Sign up for an orientation meeting by calling Community Care Licensing at (805) 562-0400. A flyer with the schedule and information will be sent to you to pre-register for the Licensing Orientation. At the orientation, you will receive information on the licensing process, CDR services, application instructions, and tips on how to prepare your home.
- Obtain a TB Test from the local health department or a copy of a TB test that has been done within the last year.
(for each person over the age of 18 living or working in home)
- Provide proof of your current immunization against Influenza, Pertussis, and Measles. (Or proof of qualification for an exemption). This also applies to assistants and volunteers.
- Register for 16 hours of Health & Safety Training, classes are held at locations throughout the county and
A. 8 hour CPR & First Aid class
B. 8 hour Preventative Health class
- Take the Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect training for Mandated Reporters, effective January 1, 2018. This is available free online at: http://mandatedreporterca.com/training/childcare.htm
- Send your licensing application (application contains 7 forms) along with your licensing orientation certificate, TB test clearances, check, and proof that you have taken or are enrolled in Health and Safety Training to:
Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Division:
6500 Hollister Avenue, Suite 200, Goleta, CA 9311
- You will receive a fingerprinting packet from licensing about 2 weeks after submitting your licensing application. Each adult in your home will need to be fingerprinted.
- Once your fingerprints have cleared, DSS Community Care Licensing will contact you to schedule a Home Health and Safety Inspection.
For more information and assistance in becoming licensed call CDR Resource & Referral Line at (805) 485-7878 Ext. 1512.