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California RCFE & ARF Recertification

California Requirements

RCFE and ARF Administrators are required to complete 40 hours of approved continuing education every two years. California Health and Safety Code Sections 1569.16 (RCFE) and 1522.41 (ARF) state that up to half of the required 40 hours of continuing education can be completed online. All of our courses are approved for continuing education by the California Department of Social Services.

20 & 20 Program - All 40 hours for $349

Combine 20 hours of classroom training with 20 hours of online training! Use the calendar below to find a class near you and choose "20 & 20 Program" when you register. Please remember to include the courses needed in order to fulfill the 40 hour state requirement for your RCFE or ARF Administrator Certification.

2 Live Days - 20 hours for $259

Save when you register for 2 back-to-back class days (A & B or C & D).

Single Day Registration - 10 hours for $149

Just looking to register for a single class? Use the calendar below to find a class near you and choose "Single Day Registration" when you register.

**Please note: Topics A, B, C, and D must be taken in its entirety each day. A $25 transfer fee will apply if you transfer to another session with at least 48 hours advance notice of the first day of class.

In response to changes in state and federal regulations, new topics will be available effective April 13, 2019.

Topic A: Understanding and Maintaining Regulatory Compliance AND Labor Law: All You Need to Know and What You Must Pay!

Topic B: “Facing the Crisis! Discovering and Developing Good Leaders” AND I’m Prepared Are You? Emergency Disaster Plan and Preparedness

Topic C: Walking in Our Shoes: Understanding Mental Illness AND Nonpharmacological Approach to Meeting Psycho-social Needs

Topic D: Understanding Dementia-Related Challenging Behaviors AND Dementia and Dining: Creating Person-Centered Experiences
(New topics pending approval from CA DSS)

Topics A-D below will be discontinued as of April 8, 2019.
Online Caregiver Training

Steps to Get Recertified

STEP 1: Register for a class listed on the calendar below.
STEP 2: Attend all sessions to receive a certificate.
               Review our class attendance and cancellation policy.
STEP 3: Submit your application for renewal to the Department of Social Services.

Topic A:
Get Ready for Inspection (Day 1)

Inspection Preparedness
(AM Session, 5 CEUs)

Are you inspection ready today? How would you do in a compliance investigation that has turned into a full-blown review? Understanding the inspection process and provider responsibilities and rights is key to the successful management of a community. This class helps students better understand the process and how to respond to LPAs and their inspection findings. Join us as we explore key issues and in senior living operations today.

Understanding Regulations
(PM Session, 5 CEUs)

Understanding laws and regulations is not only required for Administrator recertification, it’s also key to successful and deficiency free operations. In addition to meeting the Law and Regulations Core of Knowledge, this class helps students understand some of the most common citations, and how and when to appeal these citations. Get a deep dive into key issues and concerns in senior living operations today.

Topic B:
Leadership Steps to Success (Day 2)

Creating an Employee Dream Team
(AM Session, 5 CEUs)

The administrator with the best team always wins. If you’re ready to build your winning team be sure to put this class at the top of your “to-do” list! Recruiting, engaging and retaining the right people is critical to a company’s success and even more important, to provide good care and support to residents. Attracting good employees is getting more difficult in the current job market. This workshop provides the learner with information and strategies to respond to the challenge of recruiting, engaging, and retaining great talent. Great for every people manager on your team!

Leadership Skills
(PM Session, 5 CEUs)

Great leaders are not born; they are developed! Personal reflection as well as understanding leadership skills are important steps to unlocking your leadership potential. This course is perfect for every leadership person on your team too, from team lead all the way to management. Join us as we explore leadership through the lens of leaders, and learn how to foster a culture of passion for your employees.

Topic C:
Hot Topics for Managers (Day 1)

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
(AM Session 1, 2 CEUs)

California law requires that all supervisory employees must have training on this important topic at least every 2 years. This class, covering the required topics for mandatory training, prepares the manager to understand, prevent and appropriate respond to workplace issues of this nature.

Understanding Marijuana (Cannabis)
(AM Session 2, 3 CEUs)

Do you know your rights and responsibilities regarding marijuana use in your community? Join us for a workshop to increase your knowledge and understanding of cannabis, the legal requirements surrounding it, and the RCFE and ARF’s management of medical marijuana in the care setting and work place.

Death with Dignity: California’s End-of-Life Option Act
(PM Session, 5 CEUs)

In June 2016, the End-of-Life Option Act was signed it into California law. This class provides participants an in-depth exploration of end-of-life options and medical-aid-in-dying. Understanding the history behind the law, why a person chooses medical-aid-in-dying, and the process required is critical for care professionals, as is knowing how to manage end-of-life choices in a care setting.

Topic D:
Caring for a Person Living with Dementia (Day 2)

Caring for a Person Living with Dementia
(All Day Session, 10 CEUs)

Understanding dementia as a disease and considering the needs of those living with dementia is critical for today’s care professional. This up-to-date course offers an in-depth exploration of dementia – the impact on people with dementia and their families, understanding behavior as communication, approaches to care, and regulation and training requirements. Join us as we take a deep dive into understanding how to care for people living with dementia.