Requirements For Your RCFE Administrator Certificates
If you have a passion for helping people, are caring, and/or have seen the neglect elderly Americans commonly face, you may want to become the administrator of a residential care facility for the elderly (RCFE). RCFE facility administrators have the opportunity to make a difference in aging peoples’ lives, ensuring they enjoy their golden years cared for and comfortable.
What does it take to become an RCFE administrator? In order to be certified, you need to receive your RCFE administrator certificate. There is a straightforward process for obtaining administrator certificates. Here is a quick overview:
- First, you need to complete a 40-hour certification program. You can see a full list of approved vendors who offer this program here. Once you complete your training, you will receive a certificate of completion.
- With your certificate of completion, you are now able to take the standardized test offered by the Department of Social Services. A score of 70 percent or higher passes the test.
- Once you have passed your test, the Administrator Certification Section will send you an Application for Administrator Certification. Complete it and follow the enclosed instructions for submitting the form.
- Then, obtain a criminal record clearance from the Department of Justice.
- Finally, submit a non-refundable processing fee of $100 to the Department of Social Services.
Congratulations! Once you finish this process, you will be a certified RCFE administrator. Your certificate is good for two years. To maintain your certification, you must complete forty hours of continuing education to renew your certification.
Once you become a certified RCFE administrator, you can protect seniors. Who will protect your facility, though? To learn about the RCFE insurance you need to safeguard your residents and your business, contact InsureMyRCFE. As former RCFE owners, we are experts on getting you the coverage you need at the price you deserve. Call us today!