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Administrator Certification Program

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

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):

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

NCALA AIT Program Outline

The DHSR-approved 120-hour NCALA AIT Program comprises 2 days of classroom training (16 hours + 4 hours for individual study) followed by 100 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) with your preceptor. We ask our prospective 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 members and $1,095 for non-members.

For Preceptors Only: AIT Preceptor guidelines, required paperwork, and Qualifications & Responsibilities are available here, along with instructions on how to become a preceptor for the NCALA AIT Program.

Administrator Exam

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.

Rule Book: Subchapter 13F—
Licensing of Homes For the Aged and Infirm

You can download and print a rule book with this link: Subchapter 13F—Licensing of Homes For the Aged and Infirm.

What past attendees say about our Administrator Certification Program:

“I was really impressed by the useful information and quality of presenters. It is clear that NCALA cares deeply about the success of our business, and I am grateful to have you as a resource!”
“I’m so impressed with your organization, the level of knowledge and care that you and your staff gives to us. I have taken many seminars and your company—by far—has been stellar!”
“… I enjoyed the AIT course and training. It was a tremendous opportunity to combine classroom training and hands-on field experience to get a great overview of rules and operations in North Carolina. You were so available for my questions, and my preceptor was a great support and teacher … I thank you for a wonderful experience!”
“I thought that it was a great class … a very informative program and an awesome group of strong leaders. I truly enjoyed it and was able to take a lot away!”


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