A Developmental Home is a family home in which a licensed a care giver provides full-time care and supervision to up to three individuals with developmental disabilities. Child Developmental Homes serve individuals under the age of 18. Adult Developmental Homes serve individuals age 18 and over.
Become a Developmental Home provider
To begin the process of becoming a Developmental Home provider, contact one of the contracted licensing agencies. The licensing agency will facilitate the application process and provide ongoing monitoring and support once the licensed is issued.
You may be eligible for licensure if you:
- Are at least 21 years of age;
- Obtain a fingerprint clearance card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety
- Pass the protective service registry checks
- Are lawfully present in the U.S. and reside in Arizona;
- Are free of medical, physical, or mental health problems that could interfere with the provision of safe care for a child or vulnerable adult;
- Are able to provide a caring, nurturing, and positive home environment;
- Can provide a child or adult with a clean bed and sufficient bedroom space
- Have sufficient income to meet the needs of your family
- Are able to meet and maintain the life-safety requirements for the home or apartment
The complete qualifications for Developmental Home licensing are outlined in detail in the Arizona Administrative Code:
What to Expect During the Application Process
The length of time to needed to obtain a license is controlled, to a large degree, by the applicant. The entire licensing process may take three to six months, depending on your availability and level of motivation. Once you've completed the requirements for the licensure, the licensing agency will submit your application and home study to the Office of Licensing Certification and Regulation (OLCR.) License applications are submitted and reviewed through a paperless application called Quick Connect. If all the requirements have been met, OLCR will issue the license. The License will specify the name of the licensee, the home address, and the number of individuals permitted to be placed in the home. A license is valid for one year, and must be renewed annually. There are no fees charged to apply for licensure. However, there may be costs associated with meeting the licensing requirements.
Again, in order to get started, prospective applicants should contact a licensing agency. If you are unable to locate a licensing agency, contact OLCR.