How long does the licensing process take?
There are many factors that affect the licensing process timelines; but as a general guideline, most applicants will find it can take anywhere from 2 to 4 months from start to finish after attending an orientation. Historically, lengthy delays are usually due to waiting for background study information.


Blue Earth County prioritizes the relicensing of existing providers before proceeding with licensing new applicants. There are busier times of the year for which a delay may occur due to the relicensing workload of the licensing staff.

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1. How do I get a license to become a family child care provider?
2. Is there a fee for licensing?
3. Child Care Bleach Alternative Checklist
4. How long does the licensing process take?
5. How many licensors are there at Blue Earth County?
6. How many licensed family child care homes are there in Blue Earth County?
7. Can I operate a family child care somewhere else other than my primary residence?
8. What other services or support can I expect from the licensing staff?
9. What training is needed?
10. How do I get a license to become a family child care provider?