Citizenship Classes


CARECEN offers citizenship classes to help legal residents pass the citizenship test given by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, so they can assume full participation in U.S. civic society. Through the program, adults learn about U.S. history and government and are encouraged to take the citizenship exam. Enrollment is open and continuous. Students who want to register should come in 30 minutes prior to the class they want to attend and should bring their Permanent Resident Card.

We offer the following:

  • High Beginner Citizenship Class -- Lasts 15 weeks. Tailored for basic (Level 1) adult English learners, with a pace that is more adequate for them. Focuses on the questions in the test. We recommend that these students also take CARECEN's English classes, which are coordinated to make that possible.
  • Intermediate Citizenship Class -- Lasts 12 weeks. Students develop a foundation in the 100 civics questions in the citizenship exam, as well as learning to read, recognize and write the vocabulary required in the reading and dictation portions of the citizenship interview.
  • English Exempt Class -- Lasts 12 weeks. Tailored for students who have been approved to take an abridged version of the test or who are taking the test in Spanish.

The classes take place at CARECEN's Los Angeles offices as follows:

CARECEN LA Class Schedule
High Beginner Class Thursdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Intermediate Citizenship Class  Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
English Exempt Class Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.    


We are now offering citizenship classes in our San Fernando Valley offices at 16501 Sherman Way, Suite 245, Van Nuys, CA 91406. Beginning January 9, 2016, we will offer classes at the Mid-Valley Regional Library, 16244 Nordhoff St., North Hills, CA 91343. The schedule is as follows: 

CARECEN San Fernando Valley Class Schedule
High Beginner Class Saturdays 9 p.m. – 12 p.m. CARECEN SFV

16501 Sherman Way #245
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Intermediate Citizenship Class  Saturdays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Mid-Valley Regional Library

16244 Nordhoff St.,
North Hills, CA 91343


Beginning January 12, 2016, we will offer citizenship classes at the Whittier Community Resource Center at 10750 Laurel Avenue, Whittier, CA 90605. The schedule is as follows: 

CARECEN Whittier Class Schedule
High Beginner Class  Tuesdays  5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Whittier Community
Resource Center

10750 Laurel Avenue
Whittier, CA 90605