RCAL License

Note - to ensure your application will be presented at a board meeting, it is suggested to mail it approximately 6 weeks prior to the board meeting date. This will ensure timely review and processing. Please refer to the application instructions for further information.

Application Instructions
Application Form
Reciprocity Applicant Checklist
License Verification Form

RCAL Qualifications - pursuant to state regulation 19 CSR 73-2.022

- A licensed RCAL oversees a licensed residential care facility or assisted living facility.

Age - 21 years
Good moral character
High school or equivalent
Has not been convicted of a crime

Experience and/or education from an accredited educational institution in one of the following areas:

  1. Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of health care of aging-related experience* including management responsibility and supervision of two (2) staff persons;
  2. OR
  3. Associate degree and one (1) year in health care or aging-related experience* including six (6) months of management responsibilities and supervision of at least two (2) staff persons;
  4. OR
  5. Baccalaureate degree or beyond and six (6) months in health care or aging-related experience* including management responsibilities and supervision of at least two (2) staff persons

*Health care or aging-related experience shall mean full-time equivalency experience in a licensed home health agency, licensed hospice agency, licensed acute care or long-term care facility, licensed adult day care program, or licensed mental health facility.