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Training & Certifications

NCALA Training Schedule

Training dates will be added throughout each year. Check this page often for updated schedules and course offerings.

If you have questions regarding training, or would like to request a specific training, please contact us. Do you need training on a topic that you do not see here? Let us know!

Aug
30

NC Assisted Living Activity Professional Training Class

1:00 pm
 – 4:15 pm

Sponsored by The Coalition of Resident Councils (The CORC) and is approved by the Division of Health Services Regulation (DHSR), Adult Care Licensure Section. This course meets the administrative code 10A NCAC 13F .0404 (2) “Qualifications of Activity Director” for Adult Care Homes in NC.

TUESDAYS from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for Orientation and the Course requirements. Orientation is mandatory on August 30, 2022. Class will meet for 3.0 hours on TUESDAYS beginning September 6, 2022 and will end on January 24, 2023. Classes will not be held on: November 1, November 22, December 20, December 27, 2022

Nov
17

Webinar: Privacy Do's and Don'ts and Social Media Risks

12:00 pm
 – 1:00 pm
Presented by Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer
Baker Donelson

Join Baker Donelson attorneys Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer, who also serve as NCALA’s General Counsel, for a review and discussion on these topics.

Register Online: Members (FREE) | Non-members ($25)

Nov
09
 – 10

Administrator Certification Program

Sponsored by
Kerr Health
Oct
04
 – 06

2022 NCALA Fall Conference & Trade Show

2022 NCALA Fall Conference & Trade Show

Participant and exhibitor registration NOW OPEN! We look forward to seeing you there.

October 4-6, 2022
Benton Convention Center
Winston-Salem

Sep
08

Webinar: DHSR Survey Officials: Survey Trends and Issues

12:00 pm
 – 1:00 pm
Presented by Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer
Baker Donelson

Join Baker Donelson attorneys Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer, who also serve as NCALA’s General Counsel, for a review and discussion on these topics.

Register Online: Members (FREE) | Non-members ($25)

Aug
10
 – 11

Administrator Certification Program

Sponsored by
PharmcareUSA
Aug
04

Webinar: Riding the Second Wave of Managed Care

1:00 pm
 – 2:30 pm
Presented by Brooke Baragona and Richard Rutherford
SembraCare

Register Online: Members (FREE) | Non-members ($25)

Aug
04

Webinar: Riding the Second Wave of Managed Care

1:00 pm
 – 2:30 pm
Presented by Brooke Baragona and Richard Rutherford
SembraCare

Register Online: Members (FREE) | Non-members ($25)

Aug
10
 – 11

Administrator Certification Program

Sponsored by
PharmcareUSA
Aug
30

NC Assisted Living Activity Professional Training Class

1:00 pm
 – 4:15 pm

Sponsored by The Coalition of Resident Councils (The CORC) and is approved by the Division of Health Services Regulation (DHSR), Adult Care Licensure Section. This course meets the administrative code 10A NCAC 13F .0404 (2) “Qualifications of Activity Director” for Adult Care Homes in NC.

TUESDAYS from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for Orientation and the Course requirements. Orientation is mandatory on August 30, 2022. Class will meet for 3.0 hours on TUESDAYS beginning September 6, 2022 and will end on January 24, 2023. Classes will not be held on: November 1, November 22, December 20, December 27, 2022

Sep
08

Webinar: DHSR Survey Officials: Survey Trends and Issues

12:00 pm
 – 1:00 pm
Presented by Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer
Baker Donelson

Join Baker Donelson attorneys Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer, who also serve as NCALA’s General Counsel, for a review and discussion on these topics.

Register Online: Members (FREE) | Non-members ($25)

Oct
04
 – 06

2022 NCALA Fall Conference & Trade Show

2022 NCALA Fall Conference & Trade Show

Participant and exhibitor registration NOW OPEN! We look forward to seeing you there.

October 4-6, 2022
Benton Convention Center
Winston-Salem

Nov
09
 – 10

Administrator Certification Program

Sponsored by
Kerr Health
Nov
17

Webinar: Privacy Do's and Don'ts and Social Media Risks

12:00 pm
 – 1:00 pm
Presented by Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer
Baker Donelson

Join Baker Donelson attorneys Ken Burgess and Iain Stauffer, who also serve as NCALA’s General Counsel, for a review and discussion on these topics.

Register Online: Members (FREE) | Non-members ($25)

NCALA issues no refunds for training. A credit will be applied to your future training purchases if notice of non-attendance is received by NCALA before the class date.

Administrator Certification Program

Program Information

The DHSR-approved 120-hour NCALA Administrator Certification Program comprises 2 days of classroom training (15 hours + 5 hours for individual study) followed by 100 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) with your preceptor. We ask our prospective Administrator-in-Training (AIT) students to have a preceptor willing to conduct their 100 hours of OJT before they apply to be in the NCALA program. NCALA cannot promise any AIT student a preceptor.

The cost of the NCALA Administrator Certification Program is $795 for NCALA Members and $1,095 for non-members. The cost for Family Care Home Administrator Approval is $895.

Step One: To get started, please visit DHSR’s Web page on Assisted Living Administrator Certification Requirements and Guidelines.

Please pay special attention to the education requirements and the background check requirement. It is your responsibility to ensure your own compliance with these requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, and therefore cannot be certified, there will be NO REFUND of fees paid to NCALA!

Registration

Step Two: Apply to be in the NCALA Administrator Certification Program (you will need to create an account if you do not already have one):

If you are unable to register online, here is a paper form that you can fax to us.

State Rules Exam

Step Three: The administrator exam is one of the requirements for becoming certified as an assisted living administrator or approved as a family care home administrator. Please note that this exam is not the only requirement for becoming a certified or approved administrator. You can find information—including exam schedules, locations, and the registration form—on the DHSR Web site.

Step Four: Submit all required documentation to DHSR.

Rules and General Statutes

Preceptor Materials

For Preceptors Only: AIT Preceptor guidelines, required paperwork, and Qualifications & Responsibilities are below. There, you will also find instructions on how to become a preceptor for the NCALA AIT Program.

Preceptor Qualifications and Responsibilities

The qualifications and responsibilities for preceptors participating in the NCALA Administrator Certification Program are outlined in this document.

How Do I Become a NCALA AIT Preceptor?

To become a preceptor for the NCALA AIT Program, be sure that you meet the qualifications and that you can handle the responsibilities outlined here. Then, simply call NCALA at (919) 467-2486 and have a 5-minute conversation with Frances Messer, the NCALA President & CEO. That is all there is to it!

OJT Documentation

Please use the following forms to document OJT hours:

Sample Exercises

Sample exercises for you to use while precepting your AITs (these are suggestions and examples; you are not required to use them):

If you have any problems with these documents, please contact us.

What past attendees say about the NCALA Administrator Certification Program:

 

Other Training

Assisted Living Activity Professional Training Class: 2022 classes available (online training).

The Green House Project webinar series: These webinars seek to break the boundaries of traditional senior living models to create truly person-centered environments with expertise and thought leadership that is both provocative and grounded in reality.

NC AHEC Webinars: These Reoccurring Webinar Series are available and come with CEs. Many COVID-19 topics, as well as a few other topics, are available.

Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) - Long Term Care

 

NCALA Political Action Committee

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