Qualifications

Qualifications for Licensure

In order to become a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Alabama:

    (a) that he/she is at  least nineteen (19) years of age;

    (b) that he/she is a citizen of the United States of America or he/she has duly declared their intention of becoming a citizen of the United States of America;

    (c) that he/she is of good moral character;

    (d) that he/she is suitable and fit to be licensed and to practice as a nursing home administrator; and

    (e) that he/she has satisfactorily completed a course of study and has been graduated from a high school or secondary school approved and recognized by the educational authorities of the state in which such school is located or a political subdivision thereof, or has submitted a certificate indicating that he/she has obtained high school, GED, or secondary school equivalency, such certificate being duly certified by a state educational authority or a political subdivision thereof; and

            1.  Holds an associate degree from an accredited college or university; and

Has worked in a supervisory capacity (supervisory capacity means a department head or licensed professional supervising one or more individuals) at a licensed nursing home for a minimum of four years (two years of work experience equals one year of college); and 

      Has fulfilled the requirements of an approved 2,000-hour nursing home administrator-in-training program prescribed by the Board; or 

2.  Holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; and 

      Has fulfilled the requirements of an approved 1,000-hour nursing home administrator-in-training program prescribed by the board; or

3.  Holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and majored in health care administration; and 

      Has fulfilled the requirements of a university affiliated or college-affiliated internship in Nursing Home Administration or of an approved 500-hour nursing home administrator-in-training program prescribed by the Board; or

      4.  Holds a masters degree from an accredited college or university and majored in healthcare administration or hospital administration; and

      Has fulfilled the requirements of a university affiliated or college-affiliated internship in Nursing Home Administration or of an approved 200-hour nursing home administrator-in-training program prescribed by the Board; or 

      5.  As a minimum has met the applicable requirements defined in 620-X-5-.02 (f) 1-3 of these Rules and Regulations and the Final Rules of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Public Law 100-203, Sections 1819(f)(4) and 1919(f)(4) as published in the Federal Register, as it applies to Qualifications of Nursing Home Administrators. 

      6.  Has completed a National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators Academic University Approved Program.