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Nursing Home Administrators Board - Administrator-in-Training (AIT) Program

Supervised Training

  • The AIT program consists of 960 hours under the supervision of a preceptor.
  • An AIT program applicant must apply for and be granted registration prior to beginning the AIT program.
  • An AIT must complete the AIT program in no less than six months and no more than two years after beginning the program. An AIT failing to complete the program within two years after beginning the program must reapply and, if accepted, begin the program again.
  • Neither AIT registration nor acceptance into an AIT program authorizes and AIT registrant to practice or offer to practice as a nursing home administrator or offer to practice as a nursing home administrator or to use the title of or abbreviations for Nursing Home Administrator. An AIT registrant engaging in such conduct may be disqualified from all or part of the training program.

AIT Training Packet

The AIT training packet includes the following:

  • Program information
  • Goals and guidelines
  • Training forms
  • Certificate of training
  • Tracking tool
  • Examination information

Relevant Links

Waivers

AIT applicants may apply for a waiver of up to 80 hours of the AIT program pertaining to resident care and quality of life if the AIT submits:

  • Proof of current CNA certification with no current or pending disciplinary actions and with no fines, fees, or civil penalties currently owing. Applicants must submit an affidavit of licensure.
  • A certificate of completion from a CNA program within the last two years preceding the date of registration application

AIT applicants may apply for a waiver of up to 160 hours of the AIT program pertaining to resident care and quality of life if the AIT:

  • Submits proof of current licensure as a LPN or RN in a long-term care facility, with no current or pending disciplinary actions and with no fines, fees, or civil penalties currently owing; and
  • Has three years of experience within the last five years as a LPN or RN in a long-term care facility. Applicants must submit an affidavit of licensure

Applicants may apply for a waiver only for one of the categories above, not both.

AIT Training Hours Waiver Request Form

Preceptor Registration

Applicants for Preceptor Registration Must:

  • Hold a current Oregon nursing home administrator license with no current or pending disciplinary action, and with no fines, fees, or civil penalties
  • Have been a licensed nursing home administrator for at least three years
  • Have attended a board-approved workshop for preceptors in Oregon within three years preceding the date of application for registration

In addition, current preceptors must attend a board-approved workshop for preceptors in Oregon every three years.

The Following Organizations Offer Preceptor Training

Preceptor Requirements

A Registered Preceptor Must:

  • Provide the AIT a minimum of four hours per month of in-person consultation regarding the strengths, progress, and competency development needs of the AIT, and to suggest methods of improvement. In-person consultation must be documented on a form prescribed by the agency.
  • Train only one AIT at any one time.
  • Sign the AIT's Certificate of Training completion forms.
  • Attend a board-approved workshop for preceptors in Oregon every three years (see link above).
  • Both the AIT and preceptor registrants must notify the agency of any discontinuation of, change or interruptions in the AIT program.

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