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 Examiner Program Timeline



Selection Notification Email Date: December 13th, 2018


Examiner Training - Scottsdale, AZ:

Master Examiners - Februrary 11-13, 2019

Senior Examiners - Februrary 13-15, 2019


 Resources and Materials


National Quality Award Examiners

For more information about the Examiner application, selection process and Examiner responsibilities, please review the Resources and Materials, located in the lefthand menu below.


About the Examiner Program
The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program recognizes long term and
post-acute care centers across the nation that strive for improved quality care. The program, based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria, sets high
standards for quality and encourages centers to commit to excelling in quality performance.
Each year, AHCA/NCAL selects Senior and Master Examiners to review applications at the Silver and Gold levels, respectively. Recruitment is not open for Bronze Examiners. 
Participating Examiners are offered the following benefits: 
  • Networking in the long term care profession 
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Education in Baldrige criteria from content experts
  • Playing a role in positively impacting long term care performance nationally
  • Earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Attend AHCA/NCAL’s annual Quality Summit or Convention at a discounted rate  

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