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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 95. Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing the Practice of Assisted Living Facility Administrators

18VAC95-30-70. Continuing education requirements.

A. In order to renew an assisted living administrator license, an applicant shall attest on the applicant's renewal application to completion of 20 hours of approved continuing education for each renewal year.

1. Up to 10 of the 20 hours may be obtained through Internet or self-study courses and up to 10 continuing education hours in excess of the number required may be transferred or credited to the next renewal year.

2. Up to two hours of the 20 hours required for annual renewal may be satisfied through delivery of services, without compensation, to low-income individuals receiving health services through a local health department or a free clinic organized in whole or primarily for the delivery of those services. One hour of continuing education may be credited for one hour of providing such volunteer services, as documented by the health department or free clinic.

3. At least two hours of continuing education for each renewal year shall relate to the care of residents with mental or cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

4. A licensee who serves as the registered preceptor in an approved ALF AIT program may receive one hour of continuing education credit for each week of training up to a maximum of 10 hours of self-study course credit for each renewal year.

5. A licensee is exempt from completing continuing education requirements for the first renewal following initial licensure in Virginia.

B. In order for continuing education to be approved by the board, it shall (i) be related to the Domains of Practice for residential care/assisted living and approved or offered by NAB, an accredited educational institution, or a governmental agency or (ii) be as provided in subdivision A 2 of this section.

C. Documentation of continuing education.

1. The licensee shall retain in his personal files for a period of three renewal years complete documentation of continuing education including evidence of attendance or participation as provided by the approved sponsor for each course taken.

2. Evidence of attendance shall be an original document provided by the approved sponsor and shall include:

a. Date the course was taken;

b. Hours of attendance or participation;

c. Participant's name; and

d. Signature of an authorized representative of the approved sponsor.

3. If contacted for an audit, the licensee shall forward to the board by the date requested a signed affidavit of completion on forms provided by the board and evidence of attendance or participation as provided by the approved sponsor.

D. The board may grant an extension of up to one year or an exemption for all or part of the continuing education requirements due to circumstances beyond the control of the administrator, such as a certified illness, a temporary disability, mandatory military service, or officially declared disasters. The request for an extension shall be submitted in writing and granted by the board prior to the renewal date.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. November 20, 2014; Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. March 9, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 6, 2019; Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. December 21, 2022.

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