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Get a Home Care License in Your State

Learn how to get a home care license in your state and start a home care agency of your very own. 

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Get a Home Care License in your State

Believe it or not, some states do not require you to obtain a home care license to offer non-medical home care services.

Below is a list of each state, their home care license requirements, and relevant contact information.

Of course, if you need assistance and want to get a home care license in your state, Certified Homecare Consulting can help. We guarantee your home care agency will get a home care license in your state when you join our home care startup program.

For those of you who would like to obtain licensure on your own, the state by state list below is a great guide for you on your journey. Please keep in mind if it gets overwhelming, Certified Homecare Consulting is here for you.

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Alabama

Do I need to get a home care license in Alabama? No, you do not need a home care license in Alabama to offer non-medical home care services.

Alabama Department of Human Resources
1-334-242-1310
http://www.dhr.state.al.us/

Alabama Department of Public Health
800-252-1818
http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/homehealth/

Alabama Primary Health Care Association
888-322-7068
https://www.alphca.com/

Alaska

Do I need a to get a home care license in Alaska? Yes. You do need a home care license in Alaska to offer non-medical home care services.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
907-465-3030
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/

Alaska Department of Public Health
907-334-2430
http://dhss.alaska.gov/

Arizona

Do I need to get a home care license in Arizona? No. You do not need a home care license in Arizona to offer non-medical home care services.

Arizona Department of Economic Security
602-542-4791
http://www.de.state.az.us/

Arizona Department of Health Services
602-542-1025
http://www.azdhs.gov/

Arizona Association for Home Care
480-491-0540
http://www.azhomecare.org/

Arkansas

Do I need a to get a home care license in Arkansas? Yes. But you need to apply for a Certificate of Need in Arkansas which can be very hard to obtain.

Arkansas Department of Human Services (ADHS)
501-661-2201
http://www.arkansas.gov/dhhs/homepage.html

California

Do I need to get a home care license in California? Yes. You do need a home care license in California to offer non-medical home care services.

California Department of Social Services 916-455-6951 http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/

California Department of Public Health 916-552-8700 http://www.cdph.ca.gov/

California Association for Health Services at Home 916-641-5795 http://cahsah.org/

Colorado

Do I need to get a home care license in Colorado? Yes. You do need a home care license in Colorado to offer non-medical home care services.

Colorado Department of Human Services 303-866-5700 http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment 303-692-2000 https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe

Home Care Association of Colorado 877-940-7798 http://www.homecareofcolorado.org/

Connecticut

Do I need to get a home care license in Connecticut? Yes. You do need a home care license in Connecticut to offer non-medical home care services.

Connecticut Department of Social Services 800-824-1508 http://www.ct.gov/dss/site/default.asp

Connecticut Department of Health 860-509-8000 http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/

Connecticut Association for Home Care & Hospice 203- 265-9931 http://www.cthealthcareathome.org/

Delaware

Do I need to get a home care license in Delaware? Yes. You do need a home care license in Delaware to offer non-medical home care services.

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services 302-577-4502 http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/

District of Columbia (Washington, DC)

Do I need to get a home care license in Washington D.C.? Yes. You do need a home care license in Washington, DC to offer non-medical home care services, but there is a Certificate of Need requirement. A Certificate of Need can be very challenging to acquire. D.C. Department of Human Services 202-INFO-211 (1-202-463-6211) http://www.dhs.dc.gov/

Florida

Do I need to get a home care license in Florida? Yes. You do need a home care license in Florida to offer non-medical home care services.

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration 850-488-1295 http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration 888-419-3456 http://ahca.myflorida.com/

Home Care Association of Florida 850-222-8967 http://www.homecarefla.org/

Georgia

Do I need to get a home care license in Georgia? Yes. You do need a home care license in Georgia to offer non-medical home care services.

Georgia Department of Human Resources 404-651-6314 http://www.dhr.state.ga.us/

Georgia Department of Health and Human Services 866-782-4584 http://dph.georgia.gov/

The Georgia Association for Home Health Agencies 678-943-2617 http://www.gaccp.org/

Hawaii

Do I need to get a home care license in Hawaii? No. You do not need a home care license in Hawaii to offer non-medical home care services.

Hawaii Department of Human Services 808-586-4997 http://www.hawaii.gov/dhs

Hawaii State Department of Health 808-586-4400 https://health.hawaii.gov/

Healthcare Association of Hawaii 808-521-8961 http://hah.org/

Idaho

Do I need to get a home care license in Idaho? No. You do not need a home care license in Idaho to offer non-medical home care services.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Public Information Number: 1-208-334-6558 http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

Idaho Association for Home Care 208-343-9735 http://www.idhca.org/

Illinois

Do I need to get a home care license in Illinois? Yes. You do need a home care license in Illinois to offer non-medical home care services.

Illinois Department of Human Services 217-557-1601 http://www.dhs.state.il.us/

Illinois Department of Public Health 217-782-2913 http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/ohcr.htm

Indiana

Do I need to get a home care license in Indiana? Yes. You do need a home care license in Indiana to offer non-medical home care services.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration 317-232-7020 http://www.in.gov/fssa

Indiana State Department of Health 317-233-7621 http://www.state.in.us/isdh/

Indiana Association for Home & Hospice Care, LLC 317-775-6675 http://www.iahhc.org/

Indiana Hospice and Palliative Care http://www.ihpco.org/

Iowa

Do I need to get a home care license in Iowa? No. You do not need a home care license in Iowa to offer non-medical home care services.

Iowa Department of Human Services 515-281-3147 http://www.dhs.state.ia.us/

Iowa State Department of Health 515-281-7689 https://idph.iowa.gov/

Iowa Alliance in Home Care 515-288-1955 https://www.iahc.org/

Kansas

Do I need to get a home care license in Kansas? Yes. You do need a home care license in Kansas to offer non-medical home care services.

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services 785-296-3271 http://www.srskansas.org/

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services http://www.kdads.ks.gov/

Kansas Home Care Association 785-78-3640 http://www.kshomecare.org/

Kentucky

Do I need to get a home care license in Kentucky? Yes. You do need a home care license in Kentucky to offer non-medical home care services.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services 502-564-7042 http://chfs.ky.gov

Louisiana

Do I need to get a home care license in Louisiana? Yes. You do need a home care license in Louisiana to offer non-medical home care services, but there is a Certificate of Need requirement to obtain licensure. The CON process can be overwhelming.

Louisiana Department of Social Services 225-342-7475 http://www.dss.state.la.us/

Maine

Do I need to get a home care license in Maine? Yes. You do need a home care license in Maine to offer non-medical home care services.

Maine Department of Health and Human Services 207-287-3707 http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/

Maryland

Do I need to get a home care license in Maryland? Yes. You do need a home care license in Maryland to offer non-medical home care services.

Maryland Department of Human Resources 800-332-6347 or 1-410-767-7109 http://www.dhr.state.md.us/

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 410-767-6500 https://health.maryland.gov/

Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association 510-527-0780 http://www.mncha.org/

Massachusetts

Do I need to get a home care license in Massachusetts? No. You do not need a home care license in Massachusetts to offer non-medical home care services.

Massachusetts Department of Social Services 617-748-2000 http://www.mass.gov/dss

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services 617-727-7600 http://www.mass.gov/eohhs

Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services 617-753-8000 http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/

The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts 617-482-8830 617-426-0509 http://www.hhcam.org

Michigan

Do I need to get a home care license in Michigan? No. You do not need a home care license in Michigan to offer non-medical home care services.

Michigan Department of Community Health 517-373-3740 http://www.michigan.gov/mdch

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 517-373-1820 http://www.michigan.gov/lara/

Michigan Association for Home Care 517-349-8089 http://www.homecaremi.org/

Minnesota

Do I need to get a home care license in Minnesota? Yes. You do need a home care license in Minnesota to offer non-medical home care services.

Minnesota Department of Human Services 651-296-6117 http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/

Minnesota Department of Health 651-201-5000 www.health.state.mn.us

Minnesota Home Care Association 866-607-0607 ttps://www.mnhomecare.org

Mississippi

Do I need to get a home care license in Mississippi? No. You do not need a home care license in Mississippi to offer non-medical home care services.

Mississippi Department of Human Services 800-345-6347 http://www.mdhs.state.ms.us/

Mississippi State Department of Health https://msdh.ms.gov

Mississippi Association for Home Care https://www.mahc.org

Missouri

Do I need to get a home care license in Missouri? No. You do not need a home care license in Missouri to offer non-medical home care services.

Missouri Department of Social Services 800-735-2466 http://www.dss.mo.gov/

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 573-751-6336 http://health.mo.gov/safety/homecare/

Missouri Alliance for Home Care 573-634-7772 http://www.homecaremissouri.org/

Montana

Do I need to get a home care license in Montana? No. You do not need a home care license in Montana to offer non-medical home care services.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services 406-444-5622 http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/

Nebraska

Do I need to get a home care license in Nebraska? Yes. You do need a home care license in Nebraska to offer non-medical home care services.

Nebraska Health and Human Services System 402-471-9433 http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/

Nevada

Do I need to get a home care license in Nevada? Yes. You do need a home care license in Nevada to offer non-medical home care services.

Nevada Department of Human Resources 775-687-4000 http://dhhs.nv.gov/

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services http://dhhs.nv.gov/

Nevada Health Care Association 702-743-0955 http://www.nvhca.org/

New Hampshire

Do I need to get a home care license in New Hampshire? Yes. You do need a home care license in New Hampshire to offer non-medical home care services.

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services 603-271-4685 http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/

New Jersey

Do I need to get a home care license in New Jersey? Yes. You do need a home care license in New Jersey to offer non-medical home care services.

New Jersey Department of Human Services 609-292-5325 http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices

New Mexico

Do I need to get a home care license in New Mexico? No. You do not need a home care license in New Mexico to offer non-medical home care services.

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department 505-827-7602 http://www.cyfd.org/

New Mexico Human Services Department 505-827-7750 http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/

New York

Do I need to get a home care license in New York? Yes. You do need a home care license in New York to offer non-medical home care services.

Office of Children & Family Services http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/

New York State Department of Health 518-474-5422 http://www.health.state.ny.us/

North Carolina

Do I need to get a home care license in North Carolina? Yes. You do need a home care license in North Carolina to offer non-medical home care services.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services 919-733-4534 http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/

North Dakota

Do I need to get a home care license in North Dakota? Yes. You do need a home care license in North Dakota to offer non-medical home care services.

North Dakota Department of Human Services 701-328-2310 http://www.nd.gov/humanservices/

Ohio

Do I need to get a home care license in Ohio? No. You do not need a home care license in Ohio to offer non-medical home care services.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 614-466-6282 http://jfs.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma

Do I need to get a home care license in Oklahoma? Yes. You do need a home care license in Oklahoma to offer non-medical home care services.

Oklahoma Department of Human Services 405-521-3646 http://www.okdhs.org/

Oklahoma Department of Health 405-271-6576 http://www.ok.gov/health/Protective_Health/Medical_Facilities_Service/

Oklahoma Association for Home Care & Hospice 405-609-6160 https://oahc.memberclicks.net/

Oregon

Do I need to get a home care license in Oregon? Yes. You do need a home care license in Oregon to offer non-medical home care services.

Oregon Department of Human Services 800-422-6012 http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/index.shtml

Pennsylvania

Do I need to get a home care license in Pennsylvania? Yes. You do need a home care license in Pennsylvania to offer non-medical home care services.

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) 717-787-2600 http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ServicesPrograms/

Pennsylvania Department of Public Health 717-783-1379 https://www.health.pa.gov/

Pennsylvania Homecare Association 800-382-1211 http://www.pahomecare.org/

Rhode Island

Do I need to get a home care license in Rhode Island? Yes. You do need a home care license in Rhode Island to offer non-medical home care services, but a Certificate of Need is required.

Rhode Island Department of Human Services 401-462-2121 http://www.dhs.state.ri.us/

South Carolina

Do I need to get a home care license in South Carolina? No. You do not need a home care license in South Carolina to offer non-medical home care services.

South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services 803-898-2500 http://www.state.sc.us/dss/

South Carolina Department of Social Services 803-898-7601

Tennessee

Do I need to get a home care license in Tennessee? Yes. You do need a home care license in Tennessee to offer non-medical home care services.

Tennessee Office of Licensure 615-532-6590 http://www.tn.gov/mental

Texas

Do I need to get a home care license in Texas? Yes. You do need a home care license in Texas to offer non-medical home care services.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/

Utah

Do I need to get a home care license in Utah? Yes. You do need a home care license in Utah to offer non-medical home care services.

Utah Department of Health 801-538-6101 http://www.health.state.ut.us/

Utah Department of Human Services 801-538-4001 http://www.dhs.state.ut.us/

Vermont

Do I need to get a home care license in Vermont? No. You do not need a home care license in Vermont to offer non-medical home care services.

Vermont Agency of Human Services 802-241-2220 http://www.ahs.state.vt.us/

Virginia

Do I need to get a home care license in Virginia? Yes. You do need a home care license in Virginia to offer non-medical home care services.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services 804-786-7933 http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/

Virginia Department of Social Services 804-692-1901 http://www.dss.state.va.us/

Washington

Do I need to get a home care license in Washington? Yes. You do need a home care license in Washington to offer non-medical home care services.

Washington Department of Social and Health Services 360-902-7800 http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/

West Virginia

Do I need to get a home care license in West Virginia? Yes. You do need a home care license in West Virginia to offer non-medical home care services, but a Certificate of Need is required.

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources 304-558-0684 http://www.wvdhhr.org/

Wisconsin

Do I need to get a home care license in Wisconsin? Yes. You do need a home care license in Wisconsin to offer non-medical home care services.

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services 608-266-9622 http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/

Wyoming

Do I need to get a home care license in Wyoming? Yes. You do need a home care license in Wyoming to offer non-medical home care services.

Wyoming Department of Health 307-777-7656 http://wdh.state.wy.us/main/index.asp

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