Improve your knowledge base for your current role, or take the next step in your long term care career. AHCA/NCAL offers a number of training materials and connects you with leading organizations to develop your skills.
How to Be a Nurse Assistant
AHCA's How to Be a Nurse Assistant prepares students to pass the
certification exam and enter the workforce as the most highly-qualified
CNAs in the field. The curriculum allows you to choose the format that works best for you by offering a range of print, online, and media resources, including a student textbook, companion online and print student workbooks, an online instructor’s manual with downloadable and printable materials, and a skills DVD.
To How to Be a Nurse Assistant curriculum is also available as a hybrid program, offering flexibility, quality, and convenience through a blend of online coursework and in-person clinical and skills training. Developed in partnership with Academic Platforms, it incorporates professional instructors for online and in-person clinical training and provides practice tests, study guides, and quizzes, fully preparing students to become certified CNAs.
Some AHCA/NCAL State Affiliates offer training and certification programs, which can help you advance your career in coordination with your state’s specific requirements. Check with your local state affiliate to see what might be available.
American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
AHCA/NCAL is pleased to partner with ACHCA for its administrator
credentialing programs. As part of the partnership, AHCA/NCAL members
will receive an exclusive $50 discount on their single non-ACHCA member
credentialing fee. Use promo code AHCANCAL at checkout.
Gero Nurse PrepGero Nurse Prep is an online training course designed to prepare RNs who
care for elders to attain board certification in Gerontological Nursing
(RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This course
equips RNs with a broad array of clinical knowledge, skills and
competencies that are tested on the ANCC certification exam and
essential for quality gerontological nursing practice and leadership of
elder care teams.
Infection Prevention Control Specialist (IPCO) Training
This AHCA/NCAL course provides specialized training for healthcare
professionals who seek to serve as Infection Preventionists--a training
requirement as part of the CMS Requirements of Participation for Long
Term Care Facilities. Individuals are specially trained to effectively
implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program at
their skilled nursing center or assisted living community.
Assisted Living Nurse Specialty Certification
This is an online certification exam that tests knowledge of care for older adults in Assisted Living Facilities. Upon successful completion of the exam, the letters C-AL may be affixed after your name to indicate successful completion of the AALNA Certification Examination for Assisted Living Nurses.
CARES® Online Dementia Care Training, Certification and Professional Credentialing
AHCA/NCAL supports and CMS recommends the CARES® online person-centered
dementia training program. CARES® is a series of online video-based
dementia care training programs accessible 24/7 and can be completed
individually, in small groups or in a classroom-style setting. AHCA/NCAL
members receive a 10% discount on all orders. Use promo code AHCA10
Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Individual CertificationFor both professional care providers and family members of a person
living with dementia, the essentiALZ exam tests knowledge of
evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the
nationally-recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice
The LTC Career Center was created by AHCA/NCAL to connect long term
care employers and top talent in all LTC disciplines through its on-line
job board network. Get access to thousands of career opportunities from
quality employers. The LTC Career Center is free to all job seekers.