Education event

Navigating the New Centralized Licensing Application Process Webinar
Avoid errors and complete the application with confidence

Registration is now closed.
Please call the Education Department at (916) 552-7637

December 12, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Pacific Time


Are there future plans for your facility to change ownership, expand services or change the location of existing services? Did you know that you no longer apply for licensure changes through your district office? Do you know where to apply and the timelines for approval?

In 2015, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Center for Health Care Quality made changes to the licensing application process. Applications which used to be processed at the district office are now processed through a standardized Centralized Application Unit. This change in processes has caused confusion resulting in some delays.

Register for this webinar and learn about the changes to the licensure application process and what you can do to help during the approval process. A panel from the California Department of Public Health’s Centralized Application Unit will share the most common issues that applicants encounter and provide a roadmap to assist in successfully completing the application process in a timely manner.

Recommended for:

Licensing and accreditation managers, CNOs, quality and infection control managers, on-site administrators, house supervisors, legal counsel, compliance officers and risk managers



  • Why and how the application process has changed
  • Areas of confusion

Licensing Application Process

  • Clarifying the application process
  • Most common errors and how to avoid them
  • Timelines for various applications
  • Future enhancements to the process


Debby Rogers, Vice President, Clinical Performance & Transformation, California Hospital Association

Cassie Dunham, Chief of Field Operations, Long Term Care, Center for Health Care Quality, Licensing & Certification Program, California Department of Public Health

Tina Paschke, Branch Chief, Center for Health Care Quality, Licensing & Certification Program

Nora Salazar, Section Chief, Centralized Applications Unit


Full participation in the webinar is required to receive professional continuing education (CE) credit. The registrant must complete an online evaluation, attest to participation and, when required, provide a professional license number.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 1.5 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP #11924, for 1.8 contact hours.

Important note: While more than one individual from your organization may listen to the webinars, CEs will only be awarded to the registrant.


Members $135
Nonmembers $185
Multiple staff can participate from one location for one tuition fee.

Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember California hospitals.

Cancellation Policy/Late Payment: A $50 nonrefundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven or more business days prior to the scheduled session and emailed to No refunds will be made after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Please note that payment is due on or before the program. Payments not received by the program date may be subject to a 10% late fee. In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Special Accommodations or Questions: If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7637.


To ensure we are addressing questions related to the new application process, we are encouraging registrants to submit their questions ahead of time.

Click here to submit your question.