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State Licensure Requirements for Nursing Home Administrators

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Licensure RequirementsAIT TrainingExamReciprocity AllowedProvisional LicenseCE Hours
StateRequired EducationPeriodNationalStateYes/No?Yes/No?RequiredAllow OnlineRenewal DateRenewal Term

Alabama

AA and AIT 2000 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 24/yr 6 Original License Date Annually

Katrina Magdon
Alabama Board of Examiners for NHA
4156 Carmichael Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
Ph: 334.271.6214
Fax: 334.244.6509

Alaska

BA and 1 yr exp or BA and 6 mo AIT An AIT program that meets the requirements in 12 AAC 46.041 (a minimum of 6 months in duration) or an AIT program approved by another licensing jurisdiction. Yes No Yes Yes - valid for six months and is non-renewable Not Reqd   12/31 (even years) Biennially

Nathan Vallier
Dept. Of Community & Econ. Dev.
Nursing Home Admin. Section
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806
Ph: 907.465.2695
Fax: 907.465.2974 Email: information@ aznciaboard.us

Arizona

MHCA, BA, course, AIT 20 - 52 weeks Yes Yes Yes One time only 50/2 yrs 20 07/01 (even years) Biennially

Allan Imig, Executive Director
State Board of Examiners for Nursing
Care Institution Administrators.
Assisted Living Facility Managers
1400 W. Washington, Suite B-8
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Ph: 602.364.2273
Fax: 602.542.8316

Arkansas

BS or BA, AA + exp AIT (length depends on exp) Yes Yes Yes Yes 20/yr Yes 06/30 Annually

S. Jean Adams
Office of Long Term Care
PO Box 8059, Slot S-402
Little Rock, AR 72203-8059
Ph: 501.682.8430
Fax: 501.682.8551

 California

MA and exp/or BA + AIT, or 10 yrs related work exp and AIT 1000 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 40/2 yrs Yes Original license date Biennially

Dave Wilson
NHA Program
Department of Health Services
PO Box 997416, MS 3302
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416
Ph: 916.552.8770
Fax: 916.552.8777

 Colorado

AIT/BA/AA and 2 yrs exp 2000 hrs *Waiver of 500 hrs for 1 yr exp. Waive 1000 hrs for 2 yrs exp. Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Reqd   06/30 Annually

Maulid (Moe) Miskell
Board of NHA
1560 Broadway, Suite 1310
Denver, CO 80202
Ph: 303.894.7760
Fax: 303.894.7764

Connecticut

BA, courses, AIT/MA 500-900 hrs Yes Yes Yes No 40/2 yrs Yes 01/01 (even years) Biennially

Judith Bailey
Dept. Of Public Health
NHA Licensure
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06314-0308
Ph: 860.509.8000
Fax: 860.509.7191

  DC

BA w/ courses and exp 1 year Yes Yes No (Pending Implementation) Yes 40/2 yrs 20 06/30 (even years) Biennially

Karen Skinner
DC Board of NHA
899 N. Capitol St., NE,
Room 2224
Washington, DC 20002
Ph: 202.442.4760
Fax: 202.442.9431

Delaware

BA and AIT/AA & RN + exp 3-12 mos Yes No Yes Yes 48/2 yrs 12 07/31 (odd years) Biennially

Latoya Stephens
State Board of NHA
Cannon Bldg., PO Box 1401
861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203
Dover, DE 19903
Ph: 302.744.4500
Fax: 302.739.2711

 Florida

BA and intern or AIT 1000 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 40/2 yrs 10 09/30 (even years) Biennially

Edith Rogers Administrator
Board of Nursing Home Administrators
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C.07
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0777
Ph: 850.245.4355
Fax: 850.413.6982

Georgia

MA and intern/BA, AIT and Exp 6 mos Yes No Yes No 40/2 yrs Yes 12/31 (odd years) Biennially

Brigg Zimmerman ED
GA Board of NHA
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Ph: 478.207.2440
Fax: 478.207.1676

 Hawaii

BA with NHA courses & AIT 2080 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes Not Reqd   06/30 (even years) Biennially

Leanne Tashima
Board of Examiners for NHA
Professional.Vocational Licensing Div.
335 Merchant St. #301
Honolulu, HI 96801
Ph: 808.586.2695-Direct # 208-577-2599
Fax: 808.586.2689

 Idaho

BA and AIT/HS and exp 1 year Yes Yes Yes Yes 20/yr Yes applicant birthday Annually

Marilyn London
ID Board of Examiners for NHA
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Owyhee Plaza
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Ph: 208.334.3233
Fax: 208.334.3945

Janice Weidrick
ID Residential Care Facility Administrators Board of Examiners
Owyhee Plaza
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Ph: 208.334.3233
Fax: 208.334.3945

Illinois

BA and exp/AA and exp/NHA course None Yes Yes Yes Yes 36/2 yrs 12 11/30 (odd years) Biennially

Jay Stewart

NHA Licensing & Disc. Board IL Dept. Of Prof. Regulation
320 W. Washington St., 3rd Fl.
Springfield, IL 62786
Ph: 217.782.6742
Fax: 217.782.7645
Continental Testing: 708.354.9911 x 107 (Lisa)

 Indiana

BA and AIT/AA LTC and AIT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 40/2 yrs 20 08/31 (even years) Biennially

Tasha Coleman, Director
Indiana Health Professions Bureau
402 W. Washington St., Room W066
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ph: 317.234.2051
Fax: 317.233.4236

 Iowa

AA in LTC/NHA course 720 hrs Yes No Yes Yes - Not to exceed six months 40/2 yrs 8 12/31 (odd years) Biennially

Sharon Dozier, Board Executive
State Board of Examiners for NHA Office of Professional Licensing
Lucas Building, 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Ph: 515.281.4401
Fax: 515.281.3121

 Kansas

BA and 480 hr practicum 480 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 50/2 yrs Yes 06/30 every 2 years Biennially

Brenda Croll
Health Occupations Credentialing-with Kansas Dept of Aging and Disability
503 S. Kansas
Topeka, KS 66603
Ph: 785.296.0061
Fax: 785.296.3075

Kentucky

BA and 6 mos exp None Yes No Yes Yes 30/2 yrs Yes original license date Biennially

Julie G Jackson, Administrator
Kentucky Board of Licensure for NHA
PO Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Ph: 502.564.4185 x226
Fax: 502.564.4818

 Louisiana

AA or AIT 6 mos Yes Yes Yes Yes 15 yr Yes 06/30 Biennially

Mark A. Hebert
Louisiana State Board of Examiners for Nursing Facility Administrators
5647 Superior Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Ph: 225.295.8571
Fax: 225.295.8574

 Maine

BA, courses/BA in LTC 1040 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 24/yr Yes 06/30 Annually

Torrey Gray
Nursing Home Admin. Lic. Board
Dept of Prof. & Fin. Regulation
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 05444
Ph: 207.624.8603
Fax: 207.624.8637

Maryland

BA or MA and AIT or 100 hr course in HCA 1 year Yes Yes Yes Yes 40/2 yrs Yes original license date Biennially

Pat Hannigan Executive Director
State Board of Examiners for NHA
4201 Patterson Ave., Rm 313
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299
Ph: 410.585.1900
Fax: 410.402.8201

Massachusetts

MassachusettsMA in HCA/BA and AIT 520 or 1040 hrs Yes No Yes No 40/2 yrs Yes 06/30 (even years) Annually

Annette O'Brien
Board of Registration of NHA
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Ph: 617.727.4499
Fax: 617.727.2669

Michigan

BA or MI RN lic/app courses None Yes Yes Yes No 36/2 yrs 18 10/31 Biennially based on original license year

Rae Ramsdell
Nursing Home Admin. Licensing
Bureau of Health Services
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Ph: 517.335.0918
Fax: 517.241.2895

 Minnesota

BA with 9 courses in NHA 200 - 400 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 20/yr Yes 06/30 Annually

Randy D. Snyder
Board of Examiners for NHA
2829 University Ave. SE,
Suite 560
Minneapolis, MN 55414-4202
Ph: 651.201.2730
Fax: 651.201.2763

Mississippi

AA or exp in LTC 6 mos Yes Yes Yes No 40/2 yrs 10 06/30 (odd years) Biennially

Carrie Rowden
MS State Board of NHA
1755 Lilia Drive Suite 305
Jackson, MS 39232-need correct one
Ph: 601.932.1442
Fax: 601.932.1544

Missouri

Educ and exp 300 hrs Yes Yes     20/yr NO 06/30 Annually

Sally McKee
Missouri Board of NHA
PO Box 570
505 Hobbs Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Ph: 573.751.3511
Fax: 573.526.4314

 Montana

1,200 points of ed, exp None Yes Yes Yes Yes 25/yr Yes 12/31 Annually

Linda Grief. Exec. Officer
Board of NHA
301 S. Park
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Ph: 406.841.2395
Fax: 406.841.2305

 Nebraska

AA and courses, and AIT 640 hrs Yes No Yes Yes 50/2 yrs 25 12/31 (even years) Biennially

Kris Chiles
Board of Examiners for NHA
Credentialing Division
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509
Ph: 402.471.2117
Fax: 402.471.3577

Nevada

MA, BA or AIT 1000 hrs Yes No Yes Yes 30/2 yrs Yes original license date Biennially

Sandy Lampert
Board of Examiners for Long Term Care Administrators
3157 North Rainbow Blvd., # 313
Las Vegas, NV 89108
Ph: 702.486.5445
Fax: 702.486.5439

 New Hampshire

BA & courses and AIT 12 mos Yes Yes Yes Yes - 6 mo 40/2 yrs Yes 12/31 every 2 years, based on original license date Biennially

Penny Taylor
NH Board of Examiners for NHA
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Ph: 603.271.4728
Fax: 603.271.6702

New Jersey

BA and exp or AIT Minimum 875 - 1750 hrs in a nursing home with no fewer than 60 beds Yes No Yes   60/3 yrs Yes 04/30 Triennially

Barbara Goldman/ Ralph White
NJ Nursing Home Administrators
Licensing Board
PO Box 367
Trenton, NJ 08625-0367
Ph: 609.633.9051
Fax: 609.633.9087
Licensing contact:Fred Samson

 New Mexico

BA and NHA courses None Yes No Yes Yes 24/yr Yes 03/31 Annually

Martha Gallegos
NM Board of NHA
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Ph: 505.476.4650
Fax: 505.476.7095

New York

BA & course work or exp 1 year Yes No Yes Yes 48/2 yrs 24 12/31 (odd years) Biennially

Marthy Levy
Board of Examiners of NHA
NYS Dept. Of Health
161 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Ph: 518.408.1297
Fax: 518.408.1632

North Carolina

Supervisor exp/courses/AIT 12 to 50 wks Yes Yes Yes Yes 30/2 yrs 10 09/30 every 2 years, based on original license date Biennially

Jane A. Baker
NC State Board of Examiners for NHA
3733 National Drive,
Suite 228
Raleigh, NC 27612
Ph: 919.571.4164
Fax: 919.571.4166

North Dakota

BA/AA + exp 480 hrs Yes No Yes Yes 20/yr Yes 12/31 Annually

Pam Cook
Board of Examiners for NHA
1900 North 11th Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
Ph: 701.222.4867
Fax: 701.223.0977

 Ohio

BA, AIT or MA, BA in NHA course 6 to 9 mos Yes Yes Yes No 20/yr 5 original license date Annually

Laura Hedrick
Dept. of Health
Board of Examiners for NHA
246 N. High Street,
1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43266.0118
Ph: 614.466.5114
Fax: 614.466.0271

Oklahoma

BA 560 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 18/yr Yes 12/31 Annually

Gaylord Z. Thomas
OK State Board of Examiners for Long Term Care
2401 NW 23rd St Suite 62
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Ph: 405.522.1616
Fax: 405.522.1625

Oregon

BA or BS 960 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 60/2 yrs Yes 07/01 (odd years) Biennially

Janet Bartel
Board of Examiners of NHA
800 NE Oregon, Suite 407
Portland, OR 97232
Ph: 503.731.4046
Fax: 503.731.4207

Pennsylvania

120 hr study/exp/training None Yes Yes Yes Yes 48/2 yrs 12 06/30 (even years) Biennially

Chris Stuckey
State Board of Examiners of NHA
2601 N 23rd St
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Ph: 717.783.4856
Fax: 717.787.7769

Rhode Island

BA w/NHA courses and AIT 350 hrs Yes No Yes No 40/2 yrs 10 06/30 (even years) Biennially

Donna Valletta
RI Board of Examiners for NHA
Three Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Ph: 401.222.6305
Fax: 401.222.3352

South Carolina

BA in NHA & exp/BA & other exp 6 to 9 mos Yes Yes Yes Yes 20/yr inc 5 in Patient Care 10 06/30 Annually

Lee Ann Bundrick
SC Board of Long Term Health Care Administrators
PO Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211-1329
Ph: 803.896.4544
Fax: 803.896.4555

South Dakota

BA and AIT 240 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 40/2 yrs Yes 12/31 (even years) Biennially

Jennifer Stalley, Exec. Secretary
SD Board of Examiners for NHA
PO Box 340  (105 S Euclid Ave, Suite C)
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0632
Ph: 605.224.1721/ 888.425.3032
Fax: 605.331.2043

Tennessee

BA or MA in LTC/BA & AIT, MA/BA + AIT/AA, AIT + exp/CE's, AIT + exp 6 mos Yes Yes Yes Yes 18/yr 12 every 2 years, last day of licensees birth month Biennially

Mary Webb, Administrator
Board of Examiners for NHA
TN Department of Health
227 Frenchlanding Suite 300
Heritage Place
Nashville, TN 37243
Ph: 615.253.5087
Fax: 615.532.8724

 Texas

BA, practicum, NHA course 1000 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 40/2 yrs 6 original license date Biennially

Dana McGrath
TX Dept of Human Services
Credentialing, Mail Code Y.979
PO Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Ph: 512.438.2368
Fax: 512.834.4510

 Utah

BA w/health adm courses 1000 hrs Yes No Yes Yes 40/2 yrs Yes 05/31 (odd years) Biennially

Sally Stewart
Division of Occ. & Prof. Licensing
PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Ph: 801.530.6767 / 801.530.6628 / 866.275.3675
Fax: 801.530.6511

 Vermont

AA and/or exp 1000 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 40/2 yrs Yes 04/01 (even years) Biennially

Elizabeth Hansen
VT Board of Examiners of NHA
Office of Secretary of State
Office of Prof. Regulation
81 River Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1106
Ph: 802.828.2819
Fax: 802.828.2484

Virginia

BA in NHA and AIT 2000 hrs Yes Yes Yes Yes 20/yr 5 03/31 Annually

Sandra Reen
Dept. Of Health Professions
Nursing Home Administrators
9960 Mayland Dr Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Ph: 804.662.9111
Fax: 804.527.4413

 Washington

BA and AIT 500 - 1500 hrs Yes No Yes May be issued for a period of up to six months 36/2 yrs Yes licensees date of birth Annually

Kendra Pitzler
Department of Health NHA
PO Box 47864
Olympia, WA 98504-7864
Ph: 360.236.4723
Fax: 360.236.4738

West Virginia

BA in HCA and exp/AIT 1 year Yes Yes Yes Yes 20/yr Yes 06/30 Annually

Veronica S. Cummings Exec. Director
WV NHA Licensing Board
PO Box 522 ( 3655 Winfield Rd
Winfield, WV 25213
Ph: 304.586.4070
Fax: 304.586.4079

 Wisconsin

AA/NHA courses or exp None Yes Yes Yes Yes 24/2 yrs Yes 06/30 (even years) Biennially

Thomas Ryan
Bureau of Business & Design Prof.
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
Ph: 608.266.5439
Fax: 608.261.7083

Wyoming

BA and AIT 6 mos Yes No Yes Yes 25/yr Yes 12/31 Annually

Vickie L. Spires
WY State Board of NHA
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 501
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph: 307.777.7815
Fax: 307.777.0492

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