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Licensure and Certification

​Licensing rules and requirements vary by state. NCAL's State Regulatory Review offers a summary of each state's licensure or certification requirements for assisted living staff. Check with your state licensing board for additional details on your state’s reciprocity requirements.

A list of state licensure boards and contact information is maintained by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB):


 State Affiliate Administrator/Executive Director Certification & Training Programs


​Some AHCA/NCAL State Affiliates offer assisted living executive directors/administrators training and certification programs, which can help you advance your career in coordination with your state’s specific requirements. Below are links to state-based training/certification programs.


 National Administrator/Executive Director Resources


 Nurse Resources


 Programs for All Staff