87785 INITIAL CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM VENDOR AND PROGRAM APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS

(a) Initial Certification Training Programs shall be approved by the Department prior to being offered
to applicants for licensure or administrator certification.

(b) Any vendor applicant seeking approval of an Initial Certification Training Program shall submit a
written request to the Department’s Administrator Certification Section using the Request for
Course Approval form LIC 9140 and the Vendor Application/Renewal form LIC 9141. The request
shall be signed by an authorized representative of the vendor applicant certifying that the
information submitted is true and correct, and contain the following:

(1) Name, type of entity, physical address, e-mail address and phone number of the vendor
applicant requesting approval and the name of the person in charge of the program.
(2) Subject title, classroom hours, proposed dates, duration, time, location and proposed
instructor of each component.
(3) Written description and educational objectives for each subject matter component, hourly
topical outline, teaching method, and description of course and participant evaluation
methods.
(A) The use of videos, videotapes, video clips, or other visual recordings are permitted as
media teaching aids in an Initial Certification Training Program but shall not, in
themselves, constitute the Program or any subject matter component thereof.
(4) Qualifications of each proposed instructor as specified in Section 87785(i)(7).
(5) Locality(ies) areas in which the Training Program will be offered.
(6) A list and the locations of records to be maintained, pursuant to Section 87785(i)(5).
(7) A statement of whether or not the vendor applicant and each proposed instructor held or
currently holds a license, certification or other approval as a professional in a specified field
and the certificate or license number(s).
(8) A statement of whether or not the vendor applicant and each proposed instructor held or
currently holds a State-issued care facility license or was or is employed by a State-licensed
care facility and the license number.
(9) A statement of whether or not the vendor

(c) Initial Certification Training Program approval shall expire two (2) years from the date the Initial
Certification Training Program vendor ship is approved by the Department.

(d) A written request for renewal of the Initial Certification Training Program shall be submitted to the
Department’s Administrator Certification Section using the Request for Course Approval form LIC
9140 and the Vendor Application/Renewal form LIC 9141, and shall contain the information and
processing fee specified in Section 87785(b).
(1) A vendor must have a current approved Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Initial
Certification Training Program in order to renew its Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly
Initial Certification Training Program vendor ship.

(e) If a request for approval or renewal of an Initial Certification Training Program is incomplete, the
Department shall, within thirty (30) days of receipt, give written notice to the vendor applicant that:
(1) The request is deficient, describing which documents or information are outstanding and/or
inadequate, and informing the vendor applicant that the information must be submitted within
thirty (30) days of the date of the notice.

(f) If the vendor applicant does not submit the requested information within thirty (30) days, the
request for approval or renewal shall be deemed withdrawn provided that the Department has not
denied or taken action to deny the request.

(g) Within thirty (30) days of receipt of a complete request for an approval, the Department shall notify
the vendor applicant in writing whether the request has been approved or denied.

(h) The Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Initial Certification Training Program shall consist of
the following components:

(1) A minimum of eighty (80) hours of coursework, including at least sixty (60) classroom hours
of in-person instruction in a classroom setting, as defined in Sections 87101(c)(6) and
(7),with the following uniform Core of Knowledge curriculum:
(A) Eight (8) hours of instruction in laws, including regulations, policies, and procedural
standards that impact the operations of residential care facilities for the elderly.
(B) Six (6) hours of instruction in business operations.
(C) Six (6) hours of instruction in management and supervision of staff.
(D) Seven (7) hours of instruction in the psychosocial needs of the elderly.
(E) Eight (8) hours of instruction in the physical needs of the elderly. applicant and each proposed instructor was the
subject of any legal, administrative, or other action involving licensure, certification or other
approvals as specified in Sections 87785(b)(7) and (8).
(10) A non-refundable processing fee of one hundred-fifty dollars ($150).
(F) Two (2) hours of instruction in the use of community and support services to meet
residents’ needs.
(G) Eight (8) hours of instruction in medication management, including the use, misuse
and interaction of drugs commonly used by the elderly, including antipsychotics, and
the adverse effects of psychotropic drugs for use in controlling the behavior of
persons with dementia.
(H) Ten (10) hours of instruction on in resident admission, retention, and assessment
procedures.
(I) Eight (8) hours of instruction in the care of residents with Alzheimer’s Disease and
other dementias, including nonpharmacologic, person-centered approaches to
dementia care.
(J) One (1) hour of instruction in cultural competency and sensitivity in issues relating to
the underserved aging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
(K) Four (4) hours in managing the physical environment, including maintenance and
housekeeping.
(L) Four (4) hours in residents’ rights, and the importance of initial and ongoing training
for all staff to ensure residents’ rights are fully respected and implemented.
(M) Eight (8) hours in postural supports, restricted health conditions, and hospice care.

87786 DENIAL OF REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF AN INITIAL CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM

(a) The Department may deny a request for approval of an Initial Certification Training Program in
accordance with Section 1569.616(i)(1) of the Health and Safety Code. The Department shall
provide the applicant with a written notice of denial.

(b) The applicant may appeal the denial of the application in accordance with Section 1569.51 of the
Health and Safety Code.

(c) Any request for approval submitted by a vendor applicant whose application has been previously
denied shall be processed by the Department in accordance with the provisions of Health and Safety
Code section 1569.16(b).

87787 REVOCATION OF AN INITIAL CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM

(a) The Department may revoke an Initial Certification Training Program approval and remove the
vendor from the list of approved vendors if the vendor does not provide training consistent with
Section 87785, Initial Certification Training Program Approval Requirements, or
(1) Is unable to provide training due to lack of staff, funds or resources, or
(2) Misrepresents or makes false claims regarding the training provided, or
(3) Demonstrates conduct in the administration or instruction of the program that is illegal,
inappropriate, or inconsistent with the intent or requirements of the program, or
(4) Misrepresents or knowingly makes false statements in the vendor application or during
program instruction, or
(5) Fails to correct deficiencies and/or to pay civil penalties due.
(b) The vendor may appeal the revocation in accordance with Health and Safety Code section 1569.51.
(c) Any application for approval of an Initial Certification Training Program submitted by a vendor
applicant whose approval has been previously revoked shall be processed by the Department in
accordance with the provisions of Health and Safety Code section 1569.16.

87788 CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAM VENDOR REQUIREMENTS

(a) Any vendor applicant seeking approval as a vendor of a Continuing Education Training Program
shall obtain vendor approval by the Department prior to offering any course to certificate holders.

(b) Any vendor applicant seeking approval to become a vendor of a Continuing Education Training
Program shall submit a written request to the Department’s Administrator Certification Section
using the Vendor Application/Renewal form LIC 9141. The request shall be signed by an
authorized representative of the vendor applicant certifying that the information submitted is true
and correct, and contain the following:
(1) Name, type of entity, physical address, e-mail address, and phone number of the vendor
applicant requesting approval and the name of the person in charge of the Program.
(2) A statement of whether or not the vendor applicant held or currently holds a license,
certification or other approval as a professional in a specified field and the license or
certificate number.
(3) A statement of whether or not the vendor applicant held or currently holds a State-issued care
facility license or was or is employed by a State-licensed care facility and the license number.
(4) A statement of whether or not the vendor applicant was the subject of any legal,
administrative or other action involving licensure, certification or other approvals as specified
in Sections 87788(b)(2) and (3).
(5) A non-refundable processing fee of one hundred dollars ($100).

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