A children’s residential care facility is a licensed entity that provides 24-hour childcare in the absence of the child’s parents. A children’s agency provides child placing services for adoption and foster care. A therapeutic outdoor program provides 24-hour childcare in an outdoor setting. Children’s residential programs are governed by IDAPA 16.06.02.
Step 1: Complete an application for licensure by using the CRL portal link found on this page. Submit additional documentation for the specific organization application, as identified below:
Step 2: Register as an organization with the Department of Health and Welfare's Criminal History Unit to receive an ID for criminal history because all employees accessing or working with children will need to have a Criminal History Enhanced Clearance associated with your organization.
Upon receipt of the application form and application materials, the department will review the materials to determine if the organization has met all of the regulatory requirements and has the necessary systems in place to ensure the implementation of those requirements. The department will notify the organization with a written decision regarding certification. An application is considered complete when all required documents are received and in compliance with rules and regulations.