The Office of Facilities and Program Standards and Licensure licenses programs that provide services to individuals who are developmentally disabled, cognitively disabled, mentally ill or individuals who have substance use or substance dependence disorders.

This Office processes licenses for organizations that provide Behavioral Healthcare Services, Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, and Services for persons with Cognitive Disabilities.

Organizations are issued an 'umbrella' agency license and additional site specific licenses. The licensure period is for two years.

The Licensing Office does not process professional licenses for an individual including: Licensed Independent Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Professionals. They are the responsibility of the RI Department of Health. For more information on these licenses, contact the Department of Health at 222-5960 or visit