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Notice: NEW Fee Structure for Vendors

PIN 21-11-CCLD –  (Changes to Administrator Certification Program Fees).

In accordance with Assembly Bill (AB) 135, modifications to the Administrator Certification Program fee schedule are effective July 1, 2021. The fee changes include increases to existing fees for processing Initial and Continuing Education Training Program vendor applications and new fees for processing Continuing Education Training Program course applications. Refer to PIN 21-11-CCLD, for additional information about fee changes.

Initial Certification Training Program (ICTP) 
Vendor Application Fee Increases

The non-refundable fees for processing ICTP vendor applications are as follows:

These fees reflect an annual 10 percent increase from the base fee ($150), not to exceed a total of 40 percent over a four-year period.

  • Year 1: Effective July 1, 2021
    • Initial Application: $165
    • Renewal Application: $165
       
  • Year 2: Effective July 1, 2022
    • Initial Application: $180
    • Renewal Application: $180
       
  • Year 3: Effective July 1, 2023
    • Initial Application: $195
    • Renewal Application: $195
       
  • Year 4: Effective July 1, 2024
    • Initial Application: $210
    • Renewal Application: $210

The application fee applies to each vendor application for each facility type.

Continuing Education Training Program (CETP)
Vendor Application Fee Increases

The non-refundable fees for processing CETP vendor applications are as follows:

These fees reflect an annual 10 percent increase from the base fee ($100), not to exceed a total of 40 percent over a four-year period.

  • Year 1: Effective July 1, 2021
    • Initial Application: $110
    • Renewal Application: $110
       
  • Year 2: Effective July 1, 2022
    • Initial Application: $120
    • Renewal Application: $120
       
  • Year 3: Effective July 1, 2023
    • Initial Application: $130
    • Renewal Application: $130
       
  • Year 4: Effective July 1, 2024
    • Initial Application: $140
    • Renewal Application: $140

Continuing Education Training Program
Vendor Course Application Fees

A non-refundable processing fee of $10 per unit (or hour) is required for course processing. Course fees apply only to new and renewal Continuing Education Training Program courses.

  • Example: A vendor submits a new course request for a three-hour CETP course. Three (3) hours/units multiplied by $10 equals $30. The vendor course fee is $30.

The law makes no distinction between the course delivery method (in-person or online) and the fee.

The ACS has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource for vendors. If you have any questions regarding fee changes, please submit your questions to ACSVendorInfo@dss.ca.gov 
 

CA State of Emergency and COVID-19 Waiver Information and Resources for Vendors

Introduction

The Administrator Certification Section Vendor Support and Review Unit is acting quickly to provide the vendor community with updated information as it becomes available.  We appreciate your patience as we work through this unprecedented time, together.  See the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) webpage to stay current on CCLD general information related to COVID-19.

Relevant Provider Information Notices (PINs)

There are several Provider Information Notice (PIN)s related to waivers of ACS licensing requirements due to State of Emergency and COVID-19.  They are listed below in order of release with the most current being first.

  • PIN 20-28-CCLD - Updated Statewide Waivers for Administrator Certification Program Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    • This PIN supersedes PIN 20-15-CCLD
  • PIN 20-15-CCLD - Updated Statewide Waivers for Administrator Certification Program Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    • This PIN supersedes PIN 20-09-CCLD
  • PIN-20-09-CCLD - Updated Statewide Waivers for Licensing Requirements Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVD-19).
    • This PIN supersedes PIN 20-08-ASC
  • PIN 20-08-ASC - Statewide Waivers for Licensing Requirements Due to Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

General Waiver Information

Introduction: Pursuant to the Governor’s Proclamation as set forth in PIN 20-04-CCLD dated March 6, 2020, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is announcing statewide waivers for certain licensing requirements, without the need for licensees, home care organizations and/or aides, administrators, or administrator certification training vendors to make an individual request, and subject to the following Waiver Terms and Conditions set forth in this PIN.

On April 2, 2020 the CDSS released the PIN 20-09-CCLD which further clarifies the Waiver Terms and Conditions related to the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) waivers. This PIN includes waiver information related to the Administrator Certification Program (ACP). (Note: The Administrator Certification Section (ACS) oversees the Administrator Certification Program.)

Purpose: The purpose of this information is to support vendors, who wish to participate in the ACP waiver, in meeting the terms and conditions associated with the waiver.

Instructions: The following templates or vendor-developed replica document shall be completed, submitted, and retained as instructed to meet the ACP waiver requirements.

Resources


Vendor Information - Application Processing

The ACS encourages vendors to submit vendor applications, course requests, change of instructor requests, rosters, etc., using the Vendor Automation Platform.   The platform allows vendors to track submissions and receive ACS notices confirming the transaction.

Registering to access the system is free and easy. A one-time registration for your vendorship will be required upon your first use of service. Registering for an account does not mean you are an approved vendor. 

Click the following link to register and sign-in to the platform:

Vendor Automation Platform

Note - application processing fees must continue to be mailed with identifying vendor information to the ACS at:

CDSS - Community Care Licensing Division
Administrator Certification Section
744 P Street, MS 9-17-47
Sacramento, CA 95814
ATTN: Vendor Support and Review Unit

If you have questions or wish to share feedback on the service, contact Michael Estioko at: 
michael.estioko@dss.ca.gov

Resources Section

For general information or questions, contact the Vendor Help Desk:
ACSVendorInfo@dss.ca.gov

Core of Knowledge Curricula Section