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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 95. Board Of Long-Term Care Administrators
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing Home Administrators
11/27/2020

18VAC95-20-220. Qualifications for initial licensure.

One of the following sets of qualifications is required for licensure as a nursing home administrator:

1. Degree and practical experience. The applicant shall (i) hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in a health care-related field that meets the requirements of 18VAC95-20-221 from an accredited institution; (ii) have completed not less than a 320-hour internship that addresses the Domains of Practice as specified in 18VAC95-20-390 in a licensed nursing home as part of the degree program under the supervision of a preceptor; and (iii) have received a passing grade on the national examination;

2. Certificate program. The applicant shall (i) hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university, (ii) successfully complete a program with a minimum of 21 semester hours study in a health care-related field that meets the requirements of 18VAC95-20-221 from an accredited institution, (iii) successfully complete not less than a 400-hour internship that addresses the Domains of Practice as specified in 18VAC95-20-390 in a licensed nursing home as part of the certificate program under the supervision of a preceptor, and (iv) have received a passing grade on the national examination;

3. Administrator-in-training program. The applicant shall have (i) successfully completed an AIT program that meets the requirements of Part IV (18VAC95-20-300 et seq.) of this chapter, (ii) received a passing grade on the national examination, and (iii) completed the Domains of Practice form required by the board; or

4. Health Services Executive (HSE) credential. The applicant shall provide evidence that he has met the minimum education, experience, and examination standards established by NAB for qualification as a Health Services Executive.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR500-01-2:1 § 5.1, eff. August 15, 1990; amended, Volume 07, Issue 25, eff. October 9, 1991; Volume 08, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 17, eff. June 15, 1994; Volume 15, Issue 04, eff. December 9, 1998; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008; Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. July 18, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 6, 2019.

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