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Licensing Pathways
Nursing home
Licensure Pathway 1: AIT Program
  • Bachelor's degree

  • Certificate of Training Completion in the Administrator in Training (AIT) program

  • Passing score on the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) examination within one year following the date of application, sent directly by the NAB to the Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA)

  • Passing score on NHAB-approved state examination within one year preceding or one year following the date of application
Click here for more information on the AIT program.
 

Licensure Pathway 2: Dual Facility Experience
  • At least one year of experience as an administrator serving a dual facility (a facility that operates both a hospital and a long term care facility on the same campus)

  • Passing score on the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) examination within one year following the date of application, sent directly by the NAB to the Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA)

  • Passing score on NHAB-approved state examination within one year preceding or one year following the date of application

Licensure Pathway 3: Advanced Education & Experience
  • Postgraduate degree in management

  • At least 10 years of experience in health care management, defined as the administration, planning, organizing, directing, staffing and budgeting of a licensed health care facility

Licensure Pathway 4: Reciprocity
  • Affidavit of licensure demonstrating proof of current and active licensure as a nursing home administrator issued by another state or territory of the United States with licensing requirements at least equivalent to Oregon requirements, with no current or pending disciplinary action

Licensure Pathway 5: Reciprocity Prior to 1983
  • Affidavit of licensure demonstrating proof of current and active licensure as a nursing home administrator issued by another state or territory of the United States with licensing requirements at least equivalent to Oregon requirements originally issued prior to January 1, 1983, with no current or pending disciplinary action

 
Provisional License
  • Whenever a bona fide emergency exists such as, but not limited to, the death, incapacitation, or unexpected resignation of a licensed nursing home administrator and the nursing home which such person was administering is unable to employ a regularly licensed nursing home administrator, the long-term care facility may be administered by a provisionally licensed nursing home administrator.

    The provisional license is valid for only the nursing home in which the emergency that allowed the provisional license exists, and is valid until a licensed nursing home administrator can be employed, but not to exceed six months.

  • Formal request from the owner or manager of the nursing home explaining the emergency situation and the need for a provisional administrator

  • Proof of qualification under licensure pathways 2, 3, 4 or 5

  • Current employment as the nursing home's Assistant Administrator, or

  • Current employment as the nursing home's Director of Nursing

 
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Examinations

Applicants for licensure must take and pass both a state and national examination. 

February 1, 2014 - Written Examination Revisions

Examination Information

Retaking the Written Examination:  Requirements

 

 
Forms & Fees
Please click on the links below for information on licensing fees and application forms for licensure.
 
Click here to go to the Fees page. 
 
Click here to go to the Forms page.
 
Identification Requirements
As part of the application process, applicants are required to provide identification.
 
Click here to access Identification Requirements.