Yes! It is a requirement of Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) due to consolidated home study.
The only requirement is that at least one person from the same household attends orientation and gets a free Live-Scan background check through DCFS. To enroll in an orientation, the person needs to call 1-888-811-1121. The orientation is approximately three hours long and held at various locations in Los Angeles County. DCFS and Community Care Licensing (CCL) requirements for having children placed in the home are discussed during the orientation.
The classes are sponsored by ten community colleges throughout Los Angeles County. Some are on campus and others are held at community-based locations.
The classes are offered at various times and days. Depending on the college, they are typically offered either twice during the week in the day or evening for three hours each class, or six-hour classes on Monday, Fridays, or Saturdays.
Yes! Participants cannot miss any portion of the training series otherwise he/she will have to repeat the entire 33 hours.
Any primary caretaker and their significant other whether through marriage, domestic partnership, etc. need to attend the class. Should you have any questions regarding this issue, you should contact DCFS at 1-888-811-1121.
The other person does not have to attend the orientation if he/she will not be on the license. If he/she will be on the license and did not attend the orientation, he/she can enroll in the workshop with his/her partner, but must attend an orientation before the 33 hour training series is completed.
The expiration date is for Community Care Licensing (CCL). As of January 2014, there is no expiration date. To register to attend a CCL orientation, participants should contact the DCFS recruitment hotline at 1-888-811-1121.
You should contact DCFS at 1-888-811-1121.
Yes! However, it is important to consider that a home will only be licensed for up to six children. These children include biological children, relatives, children in daycare, and children who are being fostered or adopted. Should you have any questions regarding this issue, you should contact DCFS at 1-888-811-1121.