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 Examiner Program Timeline


Examiner Application Available:

August 2, 2018


Examiner Application Closes:

November 29, 2018


Selection Notification Date: December 13th, 2018


Examiner Training (Location TBD):

Master Examiners - Februrary 11-13, 2019

Senior Examiners - Februrary 13-15, 2019


 Resources and Materials


National Quality Award Examiners

Apply to be an Examiner

AHCA/NCAL welcomes Senior and Master Examiner applicants both within and outside the long term care profession. Candidates with prior Examiner experience may apply to serve as a Master Examiners, while individuals new to the Baldrige criteria or without Examiner experience should apply as Senior Examiners. 


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 Please view the videos below for help with logging into the Portal, and walking through the Examiner application:


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