Assistance with California Home Care Organization Licensing & Renewals

Our TrustedADVISERS can assist you through the state licensing and renewal process.


Whether you would like us to help you with the entire process and paperwork, or you have only a couple of tasks you would like us to complete, we can save you time and money.

Look to us as a trusted resource for you to become a licensed Home Care Organization.

We can complete the following forms for you to apply for a license to operate a Home Care Organization.

  • Follow the HCS 281 for application instructions.

  • Complete the Section A application forms.

  • Complete the application forms and compile all the supplemental documents listed in the Section B chart.

  • Renewal applications


You have the option of purchasing the D-I-Y (Do-It-Yourself) application kit or we can complete all application documents for you to mail with appropriate application fees to the Home Care Services Bureau.


California Department of Social Services
Home Care Services Bureau
744 P Street, M.S. T8-3-90
Sacramento, CA 95814

Section A: Home Care Organization Application Forms

  • A1 HCS 200 Application for a Home Care Organization License

  • A2 HCS 215 Licensee Applicant Information

  • A3 HCS 308 Designation of Home Care Organization Responsibility

  • A4 HCS 309 Partnership/Corporation/Limited Liability Company

  • A5 HCS 402 Employee Dishonesty Bond

  • A6 LIC 508 Criminal Record Statement

  • A7 HCS 9165 Board of Directors Statement

Section B: Supplemental Documents

  • B1 Partnership Agreement/Articles of Incorporation/Articles of Organization

  • B2 Job Descriptions- Each Position

  • B3 Personnel Policies

  • B4 Training Plan

  • B5 Home Care Organization Program Description

  • B6 Insurance Information


After you submit your application, you will receive a notice stating that your application has been received. This notice will also provide you with information regarding:

  • Your HCO number which you should use in all future communication;

  • How to commence with the fingerprinting process; and

  • How to complete the online orientation.


We have assisted hundreds of home care organizations through the licensing maze with 100% success and satisfaction.