How do I get a license?
Applications for licenses are distributed at a required orientation training. At the orientation training session, child care licensing staff will cover licensing rules and child care practice.

After the county receives a completed application, a background study is completed of the applicant and family members. The background study includes checking records with local police, social services and a criminal check with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

When all application information has been received, and the background study is successfully completed a home licensing inspection is scheduled. Once the inspection is completed, and all other requirements are met, licensing staff recommends that the Minnesota Department of Human Services issue a license.

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1. Who must be licensed?
2. Is there a fee for licensing?
3. Are there any other fees?
4. How do I get a license?
5. Will child care licensing staff continue to help me once I am licensed?
6. What else do I need to know?
7. How long does the licensing process take?
8. How many children can I care for at 1 time?