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Nursing Home Administrators Board - Continuing Education

20 hours every year

To maintain licensure, nursing home administrators must complete a minimum of 2.0 credits, or 20 hours, every year. Credit hours obtained in excess of those required for the one-year reporting period shall not be carried forward.

Continuing education requirements

  • Continuing education must be obtained by participation in or attendance at a course provided by an accredited college or university, a course or program approved by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), or a course or program pre-approved by HLO. (Apply for pre-approval using the form below.)
  • Continuing education must address subject matter related to nursing home administration in accordance with ORS 678.710(3) and OAR 853-020-0000(3).
  • CEU credit will be awarded based on the following criteria:
    • Completion and passing of academic courses taken from an accredited college or university at the same rate of credit established by that institution;
    • Completion of professional courses which meet academic course requirements in content, instruction and evaluation will be assigned CEU credit at the same rate as academic courses.
    • Courses that do not meet standards as specified above, such as workshops, symposiums, seminars, laboratory exercises, or any applied experience with or without formal classroom work, may receive credit at the rate of 1.0 CEU for each 10 hours of attendance.

Continuing education approval

To obtain pre-approval for a continuing education course, please fill out the Continuing Education Approval Request form.

Attestation, audit

  • Each licensee shall document compliance with the continuing education requirement through attestation on the license renewal application. Licensees are subject to periodic audit of continuing education.
  • Documentation supporting compliance with continuing education requirements must be maintained for a period of two years following renewal, and must be available to the agency upon request.
  • The Health Licensing Office will audit a percentage of licensees, as determined by the board, to verify compliance with continuing education requirements of this rule.
  • Licensees notified of selection for audit of continuing education attestation shall submit to the agency, within 30 calendar days from the date of issuance of the notification, satisfactory evidence of participation in required continuing education in accordance with OAR 853-050-0000.
  • If selected for audit, the registrant must provide documentation of the required continuing education, which must include:
    • For courses provided by an accredited college or university: an official transcript from the accredited college or university;
    • For NAB approved programs or courses: a certificate of completion that includes the NAB approval number; or
    • For HLO pre-approved programs or courses: a certificate of completion or other HLO-approved documentation that includes the HLO pre-approval number.
  • If documentation of continuing education is incomplete, the registrant has 30 calendar days from the date of notice to submit further documentation to substantiate having completed the required continuing education.
  • Failure to meet continuing education requirements shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to assessment of a civil penalty and suspension or revocation of the license.

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