California RCFE Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP)
check_box 20 hours of self-paced online training
check_box 6 days of live online courses
check_box New LIVE online classes that meet CA DSS's interim requirements for live training
$559.00
RCFE Requirements
Prerequisite for RCFE ICTP
Become a Certified RCFE Admin
Class Cancellation Policy
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RCFE Requirements
To become a Certified RCFE Administrator you must meet the qualifications outlined in regulation 87405. And to be certified as an ARF Administrator you must meet the qualifications outlined in regulation 85064. For both, this includes being at least 21 years of age; having a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; and having the knowledge and ability to meet regulatory requirements and provide care and supervision. Administrators in communities of more than 15 residents must meet additional education requirements.
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Prerequisite for RCFE ICTP
Beginning November 1, 2017, the online 20 hour coursework MUST be completed prior to attending the first day of the live RCFE Initial Certification Training Program. You will have to show your certificate of completion to the instructor upon arrival and will not be admitted to the class without it.
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Become a Certified RCFE Admin
Our Residential Care for the Elderly ICTP is for anyone who wants to enter the rapidly growing field of assisted living and residential care management. This RCFE Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) meets California DSS’ training requirements and prepares you to pass the state exam. Topics covered include client care, medications, staffing, clinical needs, management and regulations.
Class Cancellation Policy
Cancellations within 24 hours: Course registrations fees are nonrefundable, however you have up to 24 hours following a purchase to cancel the without penalty and receive a full refund after purchase onto your original credit card. Purchase cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

Course Transfers from one registered person or course date to another: Upon written request to [email protected] we will gladly transfer registration fees to another course or individual for a $25 transfer fee with at least 48 hours advance notice of the 1st day of class, after which no changes, class transfers, or credits will be allowed. Transfers are limited to one transfer per original registration within a calendar year.

No Shows: Attendees who do not show up for class will not receive a refund. If they transfer to a different class, the attendee will need to pay the full amount of the class.

Late arrival: Unless otherwise noted, all classes begin at 8:00 AM. Attendees who arrive at class more than 10 minutes late may lose their seat to take the class and a refund or credit will not be given. Making up program hours and content may occur during scheduled free time of the program at the sole discretion of the instructor. Persons registered for an Initial Certification class may schedule a make-up day for $25 per day missed as long as Relias Assisted Living is notified within 48 hours from the last day of class. Persons registered for a Recertification class must register for another date at full price. Courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

Failed Exam Policy for ARF/RCFE ICTP: If you attempt to take the state exam and fail within the 60 day period after you complete the Initial Certification course, you have up to 30 days to contact us to re-take the Initial Certification class at only $25 per day, instead of the full cost.

Training Venue Policies: Live training courses are held at a variety of venues (including hotels). While onsite all attendees are subject to the venue’s policies, terms and conditions. In the event of a date or location change, you will be eligible for a free transfer to another class.
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RCFE Requirements
To become a Certified RCFE Administrator you must meet the qualifications outlined in regulation 87405. And to be certified as an ARF Administrator you must meet the qualifications outlined in regulation 85064. For both, this includes being at least 21 years of age; having a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; and having the knowledge and ability to meet regulatory requirements and provide care and supervision. Administrators in communities of more than 15 residents must meet additional education requirements.
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Prerequisite for RCFE ICTP
Beginning November 1, 2017, the online 20 hour coursework MUST be completed prior to attending the first day of the live RCFE Initial Certification Training Program. You will have to show your certificate of completion to the instructor upon arrival and will not be admitted to the class without it.
Students attending any ICTP RCFE live class between now and June 10, 2019, must complete all live class days and the 20 hour online requirement prior to June 16, 2019, as new content will be forthcoming beginning June 17, 2019.
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Become a Certified RCFE Admin
Our Residential Care for the Elderly ICTP is for anyone who wants to enter the rapidly growing field of assisted living and residential care management. This RCFE Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) meets California DSS’ training requirements and prepares you to pass the state exam. Topics covered include client care, medications, staffing, clinical needs, management and regulations.
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Class Cancellation Policy
Cancellations within 24 hours: Course registrations fees are nonrefundable, however you have up to 24 hours following a purchase to cancel the without penalty and receive a full refund after purchase onto your original credit card. Purchase cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

Course Transfers from one registered person or course date to another: Upon written request to [email protected] we will gladly transfer registration fees to another course or individual for a $25 transfer fee with at least 48 hours advance notice of the 1st day of class, after which no changes, class transfers, or credits will be allowed. Transfers are limited to one transfer per original registration within a calendar year.

No Shows: Attendees who do not show up for class will not receive a refund. If they transfer to a different class, the attendee will need to pay the full amount of the class.

Late arrival: Unless otherwise noted, all classes begin at 8:00 AM. Attendees who arrive at class more than 10 minutes late may lose their seat to take the class and a refund or credit will not be given. Making up program hours and content may occur during scheduled free time of the program at the sole discretion of the instructor. Persons registered for an Initial Certification class may schedule a make-up day for $25 per day missed as long as Relias Assisted Living is notified within 48 hours from the last day of class. Persons registered for a Recertification class must register for another date at full price. Courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

Failed Exam Policy for ARF/RCFE ICTP: If you attempt to take the state exam and fail within the 60 day period after you complete the Initial Certification course, you have up to 30 days to contact us to re-take the Initial Certification class at only $25 per day, instead of the full cost.

Training Venue Policies: Live training courses are held at a variety of venues (including hotels). While onsite all attendees are subject to the venue’s policies, terms and conditions. In the event of a date or location change, you will be eligible for a free transfer to another class.