Step 1: Contact Vanessa Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-246-1783 to schedule an in-home orientation to see if your home meets basic licensing standards and the compatibility to Five Acres seems appropriate
Step 2: Complete Application & SAFE Questionnaire in Full Application Packet (below) - prior to in-home orientation
Step 3: During orientation, get an invitation from Ivon Favela to attend Trainings
Step 4: Attend Trainings
Step 5: During training week, get live scanned finger prints done
Step 6: After majority of your certification items have been completed, you’ll be referred for a home study (our home study specialist will meet with you to talk about fostering, your history to comprise what is essentially a short auto-biography)
Step 7: During your home study- the home inspection will be finalized.
Step 8: IF (Fingers Crossed) you have completed and passed all certification items you will be certified!
Duration of the certification process varies by applicant but the average length of the process is about 3 months.