What are the initial licensing requirements for family adult foster care?
  • Applicants must live in Washington County.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • All household members age 13 years and older must pass a criminal and social service background study. Applicants must pay for all studies. Each study costs $20. Fingerprints and photos are also required for each study at a cost of $9.10.
  • Applicants must complete all application materials including the names of three references (non-related).
  • Applicants must have a fire marshal inspection of the home at a cost of $50. The home must meet all applicable fire and building codes. Your licensor will arrange the inspection as a part of the licensing process.
  • Applicants must complete orientation training before taking a client in placement.
  • Applicants must complete vulnerable adult training.
  • Bedrooms in the home must meet size requirements.
  • Applicants and household members must cooperate with home study interviews.

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1. What are the initial licensing requirements for family adult foster care?
2. How do I start the licensing process for family adult foster care?
3. Do I have to live in a house to become licensed for family adult foster care?
4. What size is required for a bedroom for family adult foster care?
5. What items am I required to provide to residents in family adult foster care?
6. How am I paid for providing family adult foster care?
7. How much will I be paid for family adult foster care?
8. Who qualifies to receive family adult foster care services?
9. How do I get residents for family adult foster care?
10. What kind of family adult foster care clients will I get?
11. Can I be licensed to care for an adult family member?
12. Do I need to be home all the time?
13. Can I hire people to help in my family adult foster care home?
14. Can I move out of the home once I become licensed for family adult foster care?
15. Can I have clients who use a wheelchair on the second level of my home?
16. What kind of training or experience do I need to have before applying for licensure?
17. How much training do I have to have once I become licensed for family adult foster care?