State Requirements

The following is a list of the requirements, sorted by state.
Last updated: Nov. 2012

Nursing Home Administrators

Some states limit the number of ceu's that can be obtained through distance learning. The NAB approved ceu's on our site are fully pre-approved by the following states for the hours stated.


State # of CEUs that can be acquired online
Alabama 24/yr
Alaska none
Arizona 20/yr, MGR - 9/yr
Arkansas 20/yr
California 40/yr
Colorado none
Conn. 40/2yr
Delaware 12/2yr
D.C. 40/2yr
Florida 20/yr
Georgia 10/2yr
Hawaii none
Idaho 20/yr
Illinois 12/2yr
Indiana 40/2yr
Iowa 40/2yr
Kansas 50/2yr
Kentucky 30/2yr
Louisiana 15/yr
Maine 24/yr
Maryland 40/2yr
Massachusetts 40/2yr
Michigan 18/2yr
Minnesota 20/yr
Mississippi 10/2yr
Montana 25/yr
Nebraska 25/2yr
Nevada 30/ 2yr
New Hampshire 40/ 3yr
New Jersey 60/3yr
New Mexico 24/yr
New York 24/2yr
North Carolina 25/yr
North Dakota 20/yr
Ohio 5/yr
Oklahoma 24/yr
Oregon 60/2yr
Pennsylvania 48/2yr
Rhode Island 10/2yr
South Carolina 10/yr
South Dakota 40/yr
Tennessee 12/yr
Texas 34/2yr
Utah 10/yr
Vermont 40/2yr
Virginia 10/yr
Washington 36/2yr
West Virginia 24/yr
Wisconsin 24/2yr
Wyoming 25/yr

Assisted Living Facilities and Residential Care Homes

Oversight of Assisted Living Facilities are done on a state level. Many states are in the process of refining and developing new guidelines. Here is a list of the state requirements as of November 2012. If you have further questions about your guidelines, please contact your state office.

There are also many terms for Assisted Living (over 25 terms) and they vary from state to state. Some of the terms are: Assisted Living Facilities, Assisted Living Homes, Residential Care Homes, Care Homes, Personal Care Homes, Board and Care Homes and Group Care Homes.

Every state accepts NAB (NCERS) approved programs, but do not require programs to be NAB approved. The list below are the states that have continuing education requirements at this time.


State # CEUs - Admin. # CEUs - Staff Special Staff Entity Approval Board for Cont. Education
Alabama 12/yr Special Care Adm. - 18 Dementia - 9 none
Alaska 18/yr 12/yr none none
Arizona 24/yr 12/yr Alf. Mgr. - 9 NAB programs accepted
Arkansas 6/yr 6/yr none none
California ARF - 20/yr
RCFE - 20/yr
none Alz. 8/yr NAB programs accepted
Colorado none none none none
Connecticut none 6/yr none none
Delaware 12/yr 12/yr none NAB
D.C. none none none none
Florida 12/2yr none special care units 4/yr none
Georgia 16/yr 16/yr none Dept. of HR at inspection
Hawaii 6/yr 6/yr none none
Idaho 12/yr 8/yr none Board of Exam. of RE Facilities
Illinois 6/yr 12/yr none none
Indiana 40/yr none Alz. 3/yr Health Fac. Adm. Board
Iowa none 2/yr Alz. 8/yr none
Kansas 50/2yr none none none
Kentucky none none none none
Louisiana 12/yr none none none
Maine MCLA - 24/yr
RCA - 12/yr
none none none
Maryland 20/2yr none none none
Massachusetts 10/yr 10/yr none none
Michigan AFC - 16/yr none none Dept. of HS
Minnesota none 8 if unlicensed, all staff inf. control none none
Missouri 20/yr none none none
Mississippi none none none none
Montana 16/yr 15/yr Alz. 8/yr none
Nebraska 12/yr 12/yr none none
Nevada 8/yr 8/yr none Healthcare Quality & Compliance
New Hampshire 12/yr none none none
New Jersey 30/3yr none Med. assist. 10/yr
PCA 20/2yr
NJ Adm. Lic. Board
New Mexico none none 12/yr none
New York Adm no current license in NY 60/yr none none none
N. Carolina 30/yr Supervisor 12/yr Med. Aidr 6/yr Div. of Fac. Services
N. Dakota 12/yr none none none
Ohio 9/yr 8/yr none none
Oklahoma 16/yr none none Lic. Board for Ass. Living
Oregon 20/yr 12/yr none Office of Lic. & Quality Care
Pennsylvania 24/yr 12/yr none none
Rhode Island 32 hrs & 24 must be contact none none RI Board for cert. of ALR Adm.
S. Carolina 18/yr. none none SC Board of LTC (pre app. NAB programs)
S. Dakota none none none none
Tennessee 24/2yr 12/yr none none
Texas 12 12 ALR & AL none none
Utah none none none none
Vermont 20/yr 24/yr none none
Virginia 20/yr 16/yr AL 8/yr Residential none
Washington 10/yr 10/yr none none
W. Virginia 8/yr none none none
Wisconsin 12/yr CBRF & staff 15/yr AFH 8/yr none
Wyoming 16/yr, 8 must be cognative impairment 12/yr none none

CNAs

State # of CEUs that can be acquired online
Alabama 12/yr
Alaska 24/yr
Florida 12/2yr - Shall include HIV/AIDS, Inf. Control, Domestic Violence, Residents Rights
Iowa 12/yr
Kentucky 12/yr
Louisiana 10/yr
Nevada 24/yr
New Hampshire 12/yr
South Dakota 12/yr
Texas 12/yr
Wyoming 12/yr