Child Placement Agency License
The Office of Licensing and Monitoring within the Department of Human Services approves and licenses child placement agencies (CPA) as out-of-home care providers entrusted with the safety and well-being of the children in their care, ages birth to 20 years of age. This includes treatment foster care (TFC), independent living programs (ILP), and adoption agencies in the state of Maryland.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
Prerequisites may be required based on COMAR 07.05.01-.04 and 07.02.21.
Required documentation is based on COMAR 07.05.01-.04 and 07.02.21.
How do I apply?
Apply or register
How do I maintain or renew my license?
Maintaining Your License
Renewal after 2 years
You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license