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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

18VAC95-20-310. Required hours of training.

A. The AIT program shall consist of 2,000 hours of continuous training in a facility as prescribed in 18VAC95-20-330 to be completed within 24 months. An extension may be granted by the board on an individual case basis. The board may reduce the required hours for applicants with certain qualifications as prescribed in subsections B and C of this section.

B. An AIT applicant with prior health care work experience may request approval to receive a maximum 1,000 hours of credit toward the total 2,000 hours as follows:

1. The applicant shall have been employed full time for four of the past five consecutive years immediately prior to application as an assistant administrator or director of nursing in a training facility as prescribed in 18VAC95-20-330, or as the licensed administrator of an assisted living facility;

2. The applicant with experience as a hospital administrator shall have been employed full time for three of the past five years immediately prior to application as a hospital administrator-of-record or an assistant hospital administrator in a hospital setting having responsibilities in all of the following areas:

a. Regulatory;

b. Fiscal;

c. Supervisory;

d. Personnel; and

e. Management; or

3. The applicant who holds a license as a registered nurse shall have held an administrative level supervisory position for at least four of the past five consecutive years, in a training facility as prescribed in 18VAC95-20-330.

C. An AIT applicant with the following educational qualifications shall meet these requirements:

1. An applicant with a master's or a baccalaureate degree in a health care-related field that meets the requirements of 18VAC95-20-221 with no internship shall complete 320 hours in an AIT program;

2. An applicant with a master's degree in a field other than health care shall complete 1,000 hours in an AIT program;

3. An applicant with a baccalaureate degree in a field other than health care shall complete 1,500 hours in an AIT program; or

4. An applicant with 60 semester hours of education in an accredited college or university shall complete 2,000 hours in an AIT program.

D. An AIT shall be required to serve weekday, evening, night and weekend shifts and to receive training in all areas of nursing home operation. An AIT shall receive credit for no more than 40 hours of training per week.

E. An AIT shall complete training on the care of residents with cognitive or mental impairments, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR500-01-2:1 § 6.2, eff. August 15, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 25, eff. October 9, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 17, eff. June 15, 1994; Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. July 18, 2013; Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. December 21, 2022.

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