Arizona
Arizona Childcare
State Requirements

Certificate Holder and Provider Responsibilities
A. A certificate holder shall:
1. Designate a provider who:
a. Lives in the residence;
b. Is 21 years of age or older;
c. Has a high school diploma, high school equivalency diploma, associate degree, or bachelor degree;
d. Meets one of the following:
(1) Has completed at least three credit hours in child growth and development, nutrition, psychology, or early childhood education;
(2) Has completed at least 60 hours of training in child growth and development, nutrition, psychology, early childhood education, or management of a child care
business; or
(3) Has at least 12 months of child care experience; and e. Has completed Department-provided orientation training that includes the Department's role in certifying and regulating child care group homes under A.R.S. Title 36, Chapter 7.1, Article 4 and this Chapter;
2. Ensure that each staff member is 16 years of age or older;
3. Ensure that each resident 12 years of age or older and each staff member submits, on or before the starting date of residency, employment, or volunteer services, one of the following as evidence of freedom from infectious active tuberculosis:
a. Documentation of a negative Mantoux skin test or other tuberculosis screening test recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aministered within 12 months before the starting date of residency, employment, or volunteer service, that includes the date and the type of tuberculosis screening test; or
b. If the resident or staff member has had a positive Mantoux skin test or other tuberculosis screening test, a written statement that the resident or staff member is free from infectious active tuberculosis that is signed and dated by a physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse practitioner within six months before the starting date of residency, employment, or volunteer service; and
4. Ensure that the provider:
a. Supervises or assigns an adult staff member to supervise each staff member who is not an adult;
b. Maintains on the premises a file for each staff member, for 12 months after the date the staff member last worked at the child care group home, containing:
i. The staff memberís name, date of birth, home address, and telephone number;
ii. The staff memberís starting date of employment or volunteer service;
iii. The staff memberís ending date of employment or volunteer service, if
applicable;
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