Welcome to the Department of Social Services Home Care Aide Registry
This website provides individuals with the ability to locate a Home Care Aide (HCA) who has completed the criminal background check process administered by the California Department of Social Services. In addition, this website allows Home Care Aides to submit an online application to be listed on the Home Care Aide Registry and to renew their registration.

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Using This Site


The Registry has three primary functions:
  • Search: An individual can search the status of a registered Home Care Aide or Home Care Aide applicant by entering the Home Care Aide’s first name, last name, and Personnel identification number (PER ID / HCA ID).
  • Registration: A Home Care Aide can submit and pay for an online application to be listed on the Home Care Aide Registry.
  • Renewal: Home Care Aide registration is valid for a two (2) year period. On or before expiration of registration, a Home Care Aide can request renewal of their registration and pay renewal fees online.

Further Assistance


If you require further assistance or explanation on how to use this site, you may contact the HCSB Customer Service by phone at 1-877-424-5778 or by email at HCSB@dss.ca.gov.