How to Become an Administrator
The Ohio Board of Executives of Long-term Services and Supports has
four (4) tracks that will permit you to become a Ohio Nursing Home
Administrator. In order to begin any of these tracks you must
have earned a minimum of a Bachelors Degree from an accredited
college. Without a degree you cannot begin this process unless
you were previously licensed prior to 1980 and kept your license
updated to the present. The four tracks are the following:
- Administrator-In-Training (AIT) – In order to
qualify you must have earned a Bachelors or higher degree.
Bachelors Degree (in any field) holders generally will need to schedule
a 9 month/1500 hour internship and must work at least 35 hours a week
during general operating hours. Masters Degree holders generally
will need to schedule a 6 month/1000 hour internship and must work at
least 35 hours a week. Completion of the Core of Knowledge is
required. In order to enroll in this program, click here.
Print and complete the Primary Data Report, Fax (optional) us a copy
and mail the original to our office to begin this process.
- College Program - In order to qualify
you must complete a Board or NAB approved Nursing Home Administrator
Program. For a listing of those programs, click here or go to NABweb.org. If your college program is listed, click here.
- Out-of-State Candidate – If you have a current Nursing Home Administrator license from another State and you have a Bachelors Degree, click here.
- Re-Licensure – If you were previously
licensed as an Ohio Nursing Home Administrator from 1980 to the present
and your license has expired more than 12 months ago, click here.
All applicants are reviewed by the Board at its quarterly board meeting before exam approval is granted.