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AFCH Training Requirements


All AFCH providers must attend a 12-hour, Adult Family Care Home Basic Training program that covers the minimum requirements of Section 429.75, F.S., before accepting any residents, or for providers who already have persons residing in the home that will be considered residents, before licensing.

In addition to the basic training, the AFCH provider must annually obtain three hours of continuing education in topics related to the care and treatment of frail elders or disabled adults, or the management and administration of an adult family care home.


The AFCH provider, each relief person, and any person left in sole charge of residents, which may include staff, household members or volunteers, must hold a currently valid card documenting completion of courses in First Aid and CPR. A licensed nurse meets the training requirement for First Aid.


Before assuming responsibility for the care of residents or within 30 days of employment, the AFCH provider must ensure that each relief person and all staff receive training in areas that are relevant to the person's job duties, including emergency and evacuation procedures, universal precautions, food safety, reporting abuse and neglect, and resident rights.


If you would like to attend AFCH basic training, or you are in need of additional training, you may access training by contacting an independent training provider.

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