How to work with us

Dear Friend:

Thank you for your interest in our company – Circle of Friends, LLC.

All care providers must provide:


Starting April 15, 2012 paper fingerprint cards will no longer be accepted. All fingerprints must be electronically or digitally captured.

Private companies are authorized to submit fingerprints directly to the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record checks. Criminal history record information obtained under this program is mailed directly to you or the agency(s) of your choice (Circle of Friends, LLC).

In addition to the fees required by the State of Maryland for criminal history record checks ($18.00) the private provider of fingerprinting service will collect an additional service fee as determined by the provider.

Please make sure you specify the following information: our agencies authorization number – 0300034965, specify that you need “State Only” criminal history record check, specify that you need criminal history record checks for “Adult Dependent Care”.  You will also need to provide our address:

Circle of Friends, LLC

PO Box 155

Ashton, MD 20861

Attached to this letter is a list of private providers of fingerprinting services for your convenience and should not be considered an endorsement of any particular provider by the State of Maryland.

For additional information go to Department of Public Safety and Corrections web site  Go to “Find a Service” and select “Fingerprinting”.

FIRST AID AND CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) CERTIFICATION

All providers MUST BE CERTIFIED in CPR and First Aid.  You can obtain the necessary training and certification from:


American Red Cross of the National Capital Area.  Please contact Red Cross Montgomery County Office at (301)588-2515 for information and class registration. You can attend training at Gaithersburg, Bethesda or Silver Spring Red Cross locations.  Some local hospitals conduct training on-line at reasonable cost.


Resister for the online CPR and First Aid class. The fee is ranges from $20 to $30.

Below are just a few links for both CPR and First Aid classes on-line:


CPR and First Aid training is also available from small private schools.  You can contact Registered Nurse Valerya via e-mail at  The training is conducted in Rockville.


Baseline tuberculosis (TB) test is mandatory for all new caregivers.  This may be a simple skin test (Mantoux test). If skin test is inconclusive or the test performed previously was positive – the QuantiFERON-TB blood test is recommended or you can also have a chest X-ray done. Pre-employment TB tests can be performed by your primary care physician, or at private testing facilities such as LabCorp ( or Quest Diagnostics (

Pre-employment TB test can be made at Minute Clinics located inside CVS pharmacies:

Here is a list of Minute Clinics located at CVS stores: The cost of this test is around $39.00.


You have the opportunity to be vaccinated with hepatitis B vaccine, at no charge to you. However, you may decline hepatitis B vaccination at this time. In this case – please sign the Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination Form (enclosed).


Sent to us the copies of:

CJIS letter stating that you have no criminal record

CPR and First aid Certificates (cards)

Baseline tuberculosis (TB) tests results

Hepatitis B Vaccine Declination Form (form enclosed)

A copy of your driver’s license

A copy of your Social Security card

List of your personal (professional) references (form enclosed)

You can mail you documents to us at the following address:

Circle of Friends, LLC

PO Box 155

Ashton, MD 20861

You can send documents via fax at: 301-260-9441

You can scan your documents and send via e-mail to us:


We will conduct an orientation interview in person or over the phone and assign you to a client.

We will be happy to assist you throughout this process and answer all your questions.

Thank you again for your interest in our company,