General licensing requires that an applicant must:
- Be 21 or older.
- Be fingerprinted for a criminal background check (for all individuals over 18 in the household).
- Clear a Child and Adult Protective Services check (for all individuals over 18 in the household).
- Submit a physician's statement certifying his/her physical and emotional health.
- Provide references.
- Take pre-licensing training through the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
- Have First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation certification.
- Have the home inspected for safety and sanitation.
- Pass a home fire inspection.
- Have an income that now provides for the family.
- Have employment hours that are compatible with the adult's day time program/work schedule or supervision needs.
- Have adequate transportation, driver's license and vehicle insurance.
- Have pools and spas appropriately fenced.
- Have fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in the home.
- Lock guns and ammunition separately.
- Have adequate bedrooms and space in the home.
- Be willing to support the Individual Support Plan (ISP) and participate as a team member with various professionals, support coordinators, therapists, nurses, etc. to set goals for the individual and implement activities to assist the individual in developing his/her abilities.