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  1. Call 651-385-3232 to obtain the paperwork to begin the licensing process.

  2. You will be notified in the initial packet of the next orientation date.  Attendance for the orientation is required. Minnesota Rule 9502 and Minnesota Statues 245A & 245C will be reviewed.  Additional paperwork will be given to you to continue the licensing process.

  3. Once the application, fire marshal inspection, all background studies, physician reports and references have been received by the county, a home visit by the licensing social worker will be scheduled.

  4. The licensing worker will conduct a home safety inspection and interview with the applicant.

  5. When the above has been completed, the county will submit the application to the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the license will be issued.

  6. Expect the process to take approximately three to four months after the county receives the application.

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