Licensing information – Licensing applications and forms, fee schedule, licensing requirements, AIT and endorsement process
- Information for providers whose credentials have been affected by a drug conviction
- Process for administrator-in-training applicants – Do you know the process the Department of Health uses to review applications? Do you want to know what an applicant needs to do and what to expect? Information about this is on the licensing information webpage.
- Examination structure includes both core and nursing home administrator specific portions – In July 2017, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) transitioned its examinations to a new structure. The new examination consists of two portions. Examinees now need to pass a 100-item core of knowledge exam and a 50-item line of services exam.
- Health services executive qualifications and continuing education registry – The board requires all applicants pass the examination offered by the National Association of Long-Term Care Boards (NAB). In addition to examination development, NAB is now offering the Health Services Executive qualification.
- NAB is also offering a continuing education registry free-of-charge to long-term care licensees. More information is on the NAB flyer (PDF).
On September 13, 2019, the board passed amendments to the nursing home administrator rules to add an additional route for licensure for administrators who obtain the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Board’s health services executive classification. Other changes included allowing a portion of an AIT taken for another state to qualify toward Washington requirements, allowing more CE hours within a one day time-frame, and other grammatical changes to make the rules easier to read. See the Rules in Progress page for more information.