How do I get a license?

Applications for licenses are mailed out after watching the required How To Get Licensed Video. The next step is to watch the Application Process video. Once the county receives a completed application, a background study is initiated on the applicant and family members.

When all preliminary information has been received, you will receive further instructions to review required information about licensing standards and good child care practices.

The final step in the licensing process is a home licensing inspection. Once the inspection is completed, and all other requirements are met, licensing staff recommends that the Minnesota Department of Human Services issue a license.