NCALA Training Schedule
Training dates will be added throughout each year. Check this page often for updated schedules and course offerings.
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
Administrator Certification Program
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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
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!
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):
- Member Rate: February 2–3, 2022
Non-member Rate: February 2–3, 2022
Family Care Home (FCH) Rate: February 2–3, 2022
- Member Rate: April 6–7, 2022
Non-member Rate: April 6–7, 2022
Family Care Home (FCH) Rate: April 6–7, 2022
- Member Rate: June 8–9, 2022
Non-member Rate: June 8–9, 2022
Family Care Home (FCH) Rate: June 8–9, 2022
- Member Rate: August 10–11, 2022
Non-member Rate: August 10–11, 2022
Family Care Home (FCH) Rate: August 10–11, 2022
- Member Rate: November 9–10, 2022
Non-member Rate: November 9–10, 2022
Family Care Home (FCH) Rate: November 9–10, 2022
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
- Rules for Adult Care Homes: Subchapter 13F—Licensing of Homes For the Aged and Infirm
- Rules for Family Care Homes: Subchapter 13G—Licensing of Homes For the Aged and Infirm
- Applicable General Statutes: Chapter 131D, Inspection and Licensing of Facilities
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!
Please use the following forms to document OJT hours:
Sample exercises for you to use while precepting your AITs (these are suggestions and examples; you are not required to use them):
- Resident Personal Care
If you have any problems with these documents, please contact us.
What past attendees say about the NCALA Administrator Certification Program:
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.