Vendor and Course Lists

Note:  There is a temporary delay in the updating of September vendor and course lists.  For more information email ACSVendorInfo@dss.ca.gov

Prospective and existing administrators are responsible for ensuring that all courses taken as part of the administrator certification process, either initial or continuing education training program courses, are approved by the Department of Social Services (DSS) Administrator Certification Section (ACS). Courses that do not have DSS approval will not be accepted by the ACS.

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.  Course Lists will be updated every two weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on List of Approved Courses

Adult Residential Certification Program (ARF)

ARF 35-Hour Training Vendors

ARF Continuing Education Vendors

ARF Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) Courses

ARF Continuing Education Training Program (CETP) Courses

Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) Certification Program

RCFE 80-Hour Training Vendors

RCFE Continuing Education Vendors

RCFE Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) Courses

RCFE Continuing Education Training Program (CETP) Courses

Group Home (GH) Certification Program

GH 40-Hour Training Vendors

GH Continuing Education Vendors

GH Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) Courses

GH Continuing Education Training Program (CETP) Courses

Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Training Program (STRTP) Certification Program

STRTP 40-Hour Training Vendors

STRTP 12-Hour Training Vendors

STRTP Continuing Education Vendors

STRTP Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) Courses

STRTP Continuing Education Training Program (CETP) Courses