How Do I Get an RCFE Certification?

As you know, having an RCFE (Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly) Certification sets you apart from the competition. In California, this certification is required by law, and you must be 21 years or older to get one. RFCE Certification requires taking classes, taking a test and paying the test and certification costs to the state of California.

Currently, there are nearly 8,000 Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly with a total of nearly 179,000 beds. Don’t be shocked to learn that this isn’t enough to handle the aging demographics in CA. You see, California is in crisis mode trying to cope with all the care needed for the elderly. It’s definitely a growing industry.

The California State Exam for RCFE Certification is 100-questions. They aren’t tough, but you can’t pass it without serious studying and knowing the important details. Before you take the test, you must have completed High School or show the GED equivalency. You will have to show proof that you’ve taken the minimum 80-hours of classroom instruction before you are eligible to take the test. Like all such legitimate elderly care professions, a background check is absolutely required.

You can ask anyone at CANHR – The California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform – why an RCFE Certification is so important. Because of problems in the past, the RCFE certification was created and it has gone a long way to solving the challenges with less-than-adequate care for our elderly seniors in board and care facilities. Elder abuse is down, quality of life is up, and the elderly have better care. Their families now have more choices.

If you need your RCFE Certificate, then it makes sense to find a highly-rated school to receive your instruction. It’s recommended that you peruse the syllabus and understand what will be taught. It’s vital that you learn from a school that has competent and experienced instructors who’ve worked in the field. Instructors that can explain what you can expect on a daily basis, as there is a lot more to learn than just the 100-questions on the state exam RCFE test for certification.

Is the RCFE test difficult? Well, it’s not easy, and if you’ve studied and comprehended what you’ve learned you should do well. Again, provided you’ve chosen the right RCFE school. The State of California wants to make sure you understand the rules and the law. That you will follow those rules and not break the law. Each rule is in place for a specific reason, and many of these reasons have stories behind them, none are arbitrary.