Becoming a Provider
Steps to Becoming a Provider
Contact Wright County adult foster care licensing by phone at 763-682-7489, or by email to discuss the licensing process.
Attend in-person orientation session.
Complete the paperwork and tasks listed at the bottom of this page. Submit all items to licensing.
Once the Fire Marshal has completed an inspection, call licensing to schedule a home visit.
When all paperwork and training is complete, the licensing social worker will visit your home to learn more about your family and ensure that your home meets safety requirements for Adult Foster Care. This home visit will take about 2 hours.
- You must reside in Wright County to apply for licensure in Wright County.
- The average time for completion of the licensing process is 90-120 days.
- Recommendations are made to the state within 20 days of a completed application.
- As part of the licensing process, you will learn about the Wright County Adult Foster Care program, licensing requirements, and how vulnerable adults enter into Adult Foster Care.
- This process also involves gathering information about you, your family, and your home. Through the licensing process, we are able to identify the skills and strengths you bring to the foster care program and ensure standard licensing requirements are met.
- Background Studies must be completed for all members 13 and older
- A completed application will begin the background study process. Licensor will provide specific instructions during licensing process
- Complete the data collection form linked above for each person needing a study
- Submit to licensing a $50 cashier's check or money order made out to the State Fire Marshal Office
- Licensor will submit the request and the Inspector will contact you to setup a time for the inspection
- If your home is rented, landlord permission must be received. Ask licensor for the form
- Each applicant must complete
- Each household member (not the applicant(s)) must complete and return to licensing
- Read Rule 203 (Adult Foster Care Rule), complete the competency test, and return to licensing
- Read Rule 203 (Adult Foster Care Rule) and Vulnerable Adult Act, and sign the form
- Complete the online competency test and follow instructions to obtain a certificate of completion
- All license holder and caregivers must receive a score of 80% or higher to be considered adequately trained on the Vulnerable Adult Act
Well-water Testing Requirements
- Water from privately owned wells must be tested annually by a MN Health Department certified laboratory for coliform bacteria and nitrate nitrogen to verify safety
- List of certified labs in MN
- If no employees, there is a place to indicate that on the form