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The Licensing and Certification Authority Bureau (LCA) has offices located in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces.

The LCA monitors regulatory compliance (in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations) of the following services and facilities:

  • Accredited Residential Treatment Centers
  • Non-Accredited Residential Treatment Services
  • Group Home Services
  • Treatment Foster Care Services
  • Day Treatment Services
  • Behavioral Management Services
  • Crisis Shelters
  • Multi-Service Homes
  • New or Innovative Programs

To contact the Licensing and Certification Authority Bureau, call LCA’s Main Office at (505) 827-5889 or email

ATTENTION: Child Care and Early Childhood information is available at the following website:

Questions and concerns regarding Child Care and Early Childhood can be addressed by emailing or by calling 1-800-832-1321.

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