Administrator Information 

COVID-19 FAQ's: The ACS answers questions regarding the pandemic's impact on the administrator certification process.

Beginning January 1, 2016 , only CEU courses approved by CDSS (or Regional Centers, where applicable) may be taken for credit toward administrator certificate renewal requirements. See sections 84064.3(b) (GH), 85064.3(b) (ARF) or 87407(b) (RCFE) of the updated regulations for details.



The ACS supports administrators in meeting initial and continuing education certification training requirements through the Core of Knowledge curriculum and the posting of a list of third-party administrator training vendors.

The ACS has a NEW resource for administrators; a comprehensive list of approved administrator training courses. Administrators can now review course lists by program to determine what courses best meet their training needs. Administrators can then contact the vendor for more information. Until further notice, course lists will be updated on a weekly basis.


Due to the State of Emergency, the Administrator Exam has been suspended. At this time, the ACS is unable to provide the Exam electronically. 

Once you have completed the Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) and need to take the Administrator Exam, you may apply for a Conditional Administrator Certificate (following existing procedures minus submitting any proof of passing exam) or follow the existing process to request an extension. Extensions will be approved up to 90 days due to the current State of Emergency.

Once the State of Emergency has been lifted, individuals must take and pass the in-person Administrator Examination in order to receive a Non-Conditional (standard) Administrator Certificate.

For further information, please see the Community Care Licensing Division homepage Provider Information Notices.


*Note: Recommend use of mail service that provides delivery confirmation for administrator applications