Applications for licenses are distributed at a required orientation training held three times each year (January, May, and September). Participants must register in advance in order to attend. At the orientation training session, child care licensing staff will cover licensing process, rules, and child care practices. For more information, visit the orientation and application page. When all application information has been received, a background study is successfully completed, and fees are paid, a licensing home visit inspection is scheduled. Once the inspection is completed and all other requirements are met, licensing staff recommends that the Minnesota Department of Human Services issue a license.Orientation and application information.