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Out of State Candidates for Nursing Home Administrator

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Ohio’s minimum requirements for Out-of-State candidates are the following:

  1. Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college.
  2. Must have at least 9-12 months experience either through an internship or actual NHA experience.
  3. No discipline on your license.
  4. Must have a current and active license.  Do not let your out-of-state license lapse until you have completed the licensure process in Ohio.

If you can satisfactorily answer each one of the above questions, email jsee@age.ohio.gov with the subject: “Out-of-State Application.” Include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers where you can be reached, and your replies to each of the above items. You will be emailed an application.  The BELTSS office will forward you a endorsement form to send to all the State Board's where you are licensed.  If there are any fees associated with that endorsement, please call those states to arrange payment of those fees.

If your administrative experience is less than Ohio’s requirements, the board may require you to complete an internship and/or the Core of Knowledge to reach the equivalent experience/education required by Ohio.

After your application is reviewed and approved by the board, you will be required to pass the Ohio exam through NAB.

For additional information please call Jennifer See at 614-644-7516.