NCALA Membership

NCALA membership has several benefits. Please read below to learn about Benefits of Membership, Membership Eligibility Requirements, and Membership Categories and Application Forms.

NCALA members are assisted living communities (facilities) and supporting companies, not individual people. If you work at a member company, you are considered a member for purposes of registering for training, which you can do at the member rate of your company is a NCALA member.

If you have questions about eligibility requirements, the benefits of NCALA membership, or the member application forms, please contact us.

Benefits of Membership

Your support of the North Carolina Assisted Living Association (NCALA) and the assisted living industry is very much appreciated! One of our goals is to educate consumers, regulators, legislators, and the general public about assisted living. Read about some of the ways we accomplish this below.

If you have questions about becoming a member, please contact us.

Specific benefits and services available to you through your NCALA membership include:

  • Web Site—NCALA members are featured on, which receives an average of more than 5,200 page views per month! Features of our Web site include:
    • Online Membership Directory—Inclusion in a listing of all NCALA members on this Web site.
    • NCALA News/Communication—Updates, newsletters, and articles of interest relevant to issues specific to North Carolina; regional and state-wide meeting notices; immediate contact with NCALA via e-mail; and legislative updates and contacts.
    • NCALA members can post job openings in the Career Center section of free of charge.
  • Training Courses/Regional Meetings—provided through our state-wide conferences and regional training events, which are approved through the NC Division of Health Service Regulation for required Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).
  • Administrator Certification Program offered several times times each year.
  • Reduced rates on all training events and materials.
  • Consumer Referrals—referrals to family members seeking an assisted living community and/or seeking industry vendors.
  • For Partner Members (vendors), the annual membership fee includes the cost of an exhibitor booth at our annual Fall Conference & Trade Show.
  • Legislative Monitoring and Involvement—The NCALA staff and Government Affairs consultant work tirelessly to educate legislators about industry-specific issues, to lobby for adequate reimbursement rates, and to address other specific issues as they relate to the assisted living industry in North Carolina.
  • National Legislative Monitoring and Involvement—through Argentum to address national issues that affect the assisted living industry nation-wide.
  • Operational and Licensure Technical Assistance—available through the NCALA office.
  • Member Involvement—opportunities for involvement in committees and leadership at the national and state level.


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Membership Eligibility Requirements

Membership eligibility requirements generally include companies that provide assisted living services to the frail elder population, companies that provide appropriate services and/or supplies to the assisted living industry, or individuals within the assisted living arena who want to receive information from NCALA.


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Membership Categories and Application Forms

There are five categories of NCALA membership. Please read the information below to find out which membership category is right for you.

Please download and print the applicable form and fax the completed form to NCALA at (919) 467-5132. If you have questions about completing or submitting the application form, please contact us.

There are five categories of NCALA membership:

  • Provider Members include assisted living communities where frail elder residents receive help with their activities of daily living (please see the About Assisted Living section of this Web site for more information). This category includes continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and other providers with licensed assisted living beds. Providers can apply for membership using the Provider Membership Application (paper form), or online here. (Not included in this category are Multi-unit Assisted Housing with Services [MAHS] and Independent Living [IL] communities [see below].)
  • MAHS/IL Members include congregate housing serving the 55-plus population and any other provider whose building does not fit into another license category. MAHS/IL providers can apply for membership using the MAHS/IL Membership Application (paper form), or online here.
  • Partner Members include companies that provide appropriate services and/or supplies to the assisted living industry. Partner Members may request a free booth at the NCALA Fall Conference & Trade Show. Limited number of booths available, first-come/first-served; available to members only. Partners can apply for membership using the Partner Membership Application (paper form), or online here.

Please either use the links (above) to join online; or, if you prefer the paper form, complete the appropriate form (linked above) and fax your completed form to NCALA at: (919) 467-5132.


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