Prerequisites to become a state-certified Ombudsman for the Sonoma County Program

  • Have not been employed, nor have a family member employed by a long-term care facility in the past 12 months
  • Pass a criminal records check (federal and state)
  • Have a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurance

Training requirements for state certification

  • Successful completion of a 40-hour certification training program
  • Mentored visits to long-term care facilities
  • Pay $20 fee for printed materials — scholarships available upon request
  • Complete 12 hours of training each year to maintain state-certification

Time commitment

  • 14 hours per month
  • 10 hours a year continuing education
  • Hours are flexible, according to your schedule
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