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    • What are the qualifications to become certified as a Program Administrator?
    • To qualify for a certificate as a Program Administrator an individual shall meet the following requirements.  The individual shall submit to the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals:
    • The applicant shall be of good moral character
    • The applicant shall have completed:
      • A state and national criminal history records check; and a child protective services background clearance.
      • Complete a Noncriminal Justice Applicant’s Privacy Rights form, Federal Privacy Act Statement and a Applicant Record Notification form.
      • Be at least 21 years old
      • Shall have:
        • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and at least 4 years in the human service field with at least 3 years in the supervisory or administrative capacity; or
        • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university; and at least 2 years experience in the human service field with at least 1 year in the supervisory or administrative capacity.
    • What does it mean to submit evidence of State and National Criminal History Records Check or Child Protective Services Background Clearance?
    • All applicants must go to a Live-Scan Fingerprints provider to have an official Criminal history records check completed.  Applicants must use the authorization and ORI numbers provided by the Board so that the Board receives the report directly from the Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) and Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.  The Board will only accept reports from CJIS, not from the applicant or agency.
    • All applicants must submit a Child Protective Services Background Clearance by completing the Consent for Release of Information/Background Clearance Request form and submitting it to the Local DHS office in the jurisdiction where you reside.  Applicants must also request this clearance from each state he/she has resided in the past 10 years.
    • How do prepare for the Standards Exam?

    Click on this link and the exam material is Roman Numerals Chapter III and IV Title 14 Chapters 5 and 6.  The exam consist of 100 multiple choice questions, online.

    • Is there a cost for the CRCCPA Application?
    • Yes, the fee for the application is $200.00
    • Is there a cost to take the CRCCPA Exam?
    • The exam is $125.00
    • What is the passing score on the Standards Exam?
    • The passing score is 75%
    • How many times can an applicant take the CRCCPA Exam?
    • The Board may limit the number of times an applicant may take an Examination within 3 years of the first time the applicant takes the examination.
    • What happens if my application is not completed within 120 days of hire?
    • Your application may be administratively closed.  If your application is closed you will have to reapply by sending in a new application and fee.
    • What happens if I misplace my hard copy certificate?
    • The certified practitioner shall request a duplicate certificate and pay a cost of $25.00 to the State Board.