Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals
Welcome to the Maryland State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals web site. The Board operates under the Maryland Certification of Program Administrators for Residential Child Care Programs Act, Health Occupations Article, Title 20, Annotated Code of Maryland. The State Board is the certification authority of residential child care program administrators (RCCPAs) and residential child and youth care practitioners (RCYCPs) in Maryland.
The Board is mandated to protect the children living in residential child care programs by certifying qualified RCCPAs and RCYCPs, establishing fees, administration of certification examinations, maintaining current roster of all certified individuals, promulgating regulations, verification of credentials, issuance of certificates, establishing requirements for and verification of continuing education, investigation of complaints based on alleged violations of regulations and statutes, and formal and informal disciplining of certified individuals, create committees as deemed appropriate to advise the Board, and submit an annual report to the Governor and Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families.
For important information regarding RCYCP certification and Frequently asked Questions--More > >
BOARD MEMBER OPENINGS- Open and Continuous!
The Maryland State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (Board) is accepting applications for a licensed Residential Child Care Youth Care Practitioner to serve as a member of the Board. The Board is also accepting applications for a licensed Program Administrator to serve as a member of the Board effective July 1, 2015. To ensure that the appointment process is completed in time for submission to the Senate during the 2015 Legislative Session applications for both vacancies must be submitted by November 14, 2014
All Board members are appointed by the Governor and serve a four-year term. The Board is seeking applicants for a Program Administrator that will be vacant on July 1, 2015 and for one Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioner, currently vacant.
Board meetings are held the second Friday of every month at 9:30 A.M. The General Session of the Board is open to the public. The State Board will not meet in August or November. --More > >
Board meetings are held the second Friday of every month at 9:30 AM. The General Session of the Board is open to the public. The State Board will not meet in August or November.
Albert Zachik, MD, Chair, Mental Hygiene Administration
Mark Jews, Residential Child & Youth Care Practitioner
Patricia Arriaza., Governor’s Office for Children
Darlene Ham., Department of Human Resources
Nicole Smith, Certified Residential Child Care Program Administrator
Jennifer Younker, Certified Residential Child Care Program Administrator
Dorenzer Thomas, Certified Residential Child Care Program Administrator
Carmen Brown, Maryland State Department of Education
Sonya White-Norman., Department of Juvenile Services
Nancy Hatch, Developmental Disabilities Administration
Ada Pearl Thomas, Consumer
Brady Daniels, Consumer
James Merrow, Executive Director
Gwendolyn Joyner, Deputy Director
Stephanie Smith, Licensing Coordinator
Anthony DeFranco, Assistant Attorney General, Board Counsel