Effective January 1, 2004, licensed nursing home administrators are required to participate in continuing education activities pursuant to the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.  Please note the following:
Number of Hours
Licensed nursing home administrators shall complete a minimum of forty hours of qualifying continuing education every two years, commencing January 1, 2004.
Qualifying Continuing Education
The continuing education shall be in areas related to the licensee's practice. Qualifying continuing education activities are: courses offered or approved by the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Facilities, the Connecticut Association of Not-for-profit Providers for the Aging, the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators, the Association For Long Term Care Financial Managers, any accredited college or university, or programs presented or approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators, or by federal or state departments or agencies.
The Department does not approve continuing education courses or pre-approve specific coursework for individual licensees, nor does the Department maintain a list of continuing education courses.
Documentation Requirements
Each licensee must obtain a certificate of completion from the provider of the continuing education for all continuing education hours that are successfully completed and shall retain such certificate for a minimum of three years. Upon request by the Department, the licensee shall submit the certificate to the Department. A licensee who fails to comply with the continuing education requirements, including failure to maintain proof of course completion, shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Each licensee applying for license renewal will be asked to attest that the licensee satisfies the
continuing education requirements. Certificates of completion should not be mailed to the Department unless a licensee is specifically directed to do so.
Exemptions and Waivers
A licensee who is applying for license renewal for the first time is exempt from continuing education requirements until such licensee’s next registration period.
The Department may, for a licensee who has a medical disability or illness, grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements for a specific period of time or may grant the licensee an extension of time in which to fulfill the requirements.  Waivers applications must be submitted at the time of license renewal.
Questions regarding license renewal or continuing education requirements, may be emailed to the Practitioner Licensing Section.