Certification Process

General Expectations & Timeline

Applicants take varying amounts of time to get certified.  Some families have been able to complete all the certification requirements in a month; while other families have taken more than a year to complete all the requirements.  It basically depends on how quickly you submit the paperwork and how quickly you would like to get certified.

Once you are certified, Free to Be staff will consider your home for potential placements.  Our program has been successful because we are careful to match children with the right family.  Depending on your family’s needs finding the appropriate match can take from several weeks to several months or even longer.

Free to Be- FFA only places one to two individuals in a family.  If you are considering having adults in your home, each individual will need to have their own room.

If you have any questions about the certification process, please contact our office for more information.