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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS

 
CERTIFICATION

A residential child care program in the State of Maryland must be under the day-to-day management and operation of a Certified Residential Child Care Program Administrator (“CRCCPA”).

Individuals who are assigned to perform the direct responsibilities related to activities of daily living, self-help, and socialization skills in a residential child care program licensed by the Department of Human Resources, Department of Juvenile Services or the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Mental Hygiene Administration must be under the direction of a CRCCPA and certified by the Board by October 1, 2015.

RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Certified Residential Child Care Program Administrator (CRCCPA)

In order to practice as a Residential Child Care Program Administrator in Maryland or to refer to oneself as a Residential Child Care Program Administrator, an individual must be certified by the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals.

Acting Residential Child Care Program Administrator (ARCCPA)

In order to practice as an Acting Residential Child Care Program Administrator in Maryland for a period of 180 days or to refer to oneself as an Acting Residential Child Care Program Administrator, an individual must be approved by the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals.

Designation as a Certified Residential Child Care Program Administrator for 2 Individually Licensed Organizations (CRCCPA-D)

In order to serve as the Certified Residential Child Care Program Administrator for two individually licensed organizations or to refer to oneself as a CRCCPA for two individually licensed organizations, an individual must be a CRCCPA in good standing and approved by the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals to do so.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION OR APPROVAL


REQUIREMENTS

CRCCPA

ARCCPA

CRCCPA-D

Bachelor’s or Masters Degree

Yes

Yes

Yes

Human Service Experience

Yes. 

Bachelor’s degree – 4 years

Master’s degree – 2 years

Supervisory or Administrative Capacity

Yes.

Bachelor’s degree – 3 years

Master’s degree – 1 year

Professional References

Yes

No

N/A

English-Language Proficiency

Yes

Yes

N/A

Pass State Standards Examination

Yes

No

N/A

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION


DOCUMENTS

CRCCPA

ARCCPA

CRCCPA-D

Application

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fee – Application

$200

$75

$80

Fee – Standards Examination

$125

N/A

N/A

Transcripts

Yes

No

N/A

Copy of Diploma

No

Yes

N/A

English-Language Proficiency (TOFEL)

Yes, if applicable.

3 Professional References

Yes

No

N/A

Resume

Yes

Yes

Yes

Release to Process Application

Yes

No

Yes

Affidavit

Yes

Yes

N/A

Verification Form

Yes

No

Yes

CJIS

Yes

Yes*

N/A

Written Justification

No

Yes

Yes

Summary of Recruitment Efforts

No

Yes

N/A

Written Statement of Approval from Licensing Authorities

No

No

Yes

*Candidates are permitted to provide a copy of their criminal history record check.


CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL CHILD AND YOUTH CARE PRACTITIONER (CRCYCP)

In order to practice as a child and youth care practitioner in a residential child care program licensed by the DHR, DJS or DHMH-MHA or to refer to oneself as a residential child and youth care practitioner, an individual must be certified by the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION BY LEVEL

 

FULL

PROVISIONAL

PIT

Education or Training

Option 1.  AA or BA/BS Degree

Option 4. AA or BA/BS

Option 5. HS/GED & Enrolled in:

(1) An Approved Training Course;

Evidenced by official transcript noting completion of 3 credit hours or 45 contact hours;

Or

(2) Apprentice Program with an Authorized Preceptor

Option 2.  HS/GED & Completion of an Approved Training Course

Option 3. HS/GED & Sponsorship

Human Service

If by Sponsorship, 2 years

No

No

Standards Examination

Yes

No

No

Age

21 years old or older; or At least 18 years old and have earned at least an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

CERTIFICATE RESTRICTIONS

 

FULL

PROVISIONAL

PIT

Work Independently

Yes

No

No

Supervise

Yes

No

No

Term of Certification

2-Years

180-Days

2-Years

Renewable

Yes

No

No

Staff Ratio Limits

No

Maximum of 10% of the direct care staff may have this level of certification

Preceptor to PIT ratio may not be more than 1:10.
Maximum of 30% of direct care staff may have this level of certification

Reporting Requirements

No

No

Yes – Every 180 days to the Board. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

 

FULL

PROVISIONAL

PIT

Application

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fee – Application

$50

$25

$50

Fee – Standards Examination

$50

Official Transcripts from High School or GED

Yes

Yes

Yes

Official College Transcripts

Yes, if option 1.

Yes

N/A

Official Transcripts State Approved Training Program

Yes, if option 2.

No

N/A

Human Service Portfolio

Yes, if option 3.

No

No

Release to Process Application

Yes

Yes

Yes

Verification Form

Yes, if professional level certification is held by applicant.

Affidavit

Yes

Yes

Yes

CJIS

Yes

Yes

Yes

English-Language Proficiency (TOFEL)

Yes, if applicable.

 

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Certification is a four-step process:

(1)  Candidates must complete and submit a certified application with all required documentation and the initial certification fee;

(2) Candidates must submit to a state and national criminal history record check;

(3)  The State Board reviews the application and results of the criminal history record checks. If approved, the applicant will be invited to take the State Standards Examination; and,

(4)  Candidates must pass the State Standards Examination.


CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK

Please note that the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (“State Board”) no longer issues fingerprint cards.

All individuals seeking certification from the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (“State Board”) must submit to a State and national criminal history record check (Health Occupations Article, §20-302C and COMAR 10.57.02 and COMAR 10.57.03) executed at a CJIS operated live scan fingerprint site or one of the CJIS approved private providers authorized pursuant to COMAR 12.15.05 to collect and submit live fingerprints.

The State Board’s authorization number through the Criminal Justice Information System – Central Registry (CJIS-CR) is 0800001123.

Criminal history record information obtained is sent directly to the State Board and to you. No information regarding your criminal history is made available to the private provider who initiated your criminal history record check. 

A receipt from the private provider or CJIS-CR is sufficient documentation that you have initiated your criminal history record check.  Your application, however, will not be processed until the results of the criminal history background check are received by the State Board.  Positive results will require detailed explanations and court sealed records forward to the State Board.