State NHAP limits on NAB/NCERS approved CEUs accepted for LNHA licensure renewal

There has been much confusion regarding available NAB/NCERS CEU courses available for LNHA to
renew their license. It’s not as simple as your state required 24 CEUS and you can get them all online by
one source. Each state absolutely has its own rules as to what it will or will not accept.
Each state NHAP decides for LNHA license renewal how many CEUS are required, how often they are
required, what courses they will accept, the number of hours from each source they will accept, and the
limited number of hours that can be completed in one day. All states honor NAB approved courses but
many states still have limits.

For example, Alabama requires 24 hours of CEUS but only allows 9 of those CEUS to come from a
NAB/NCERS approved course. But then New York NHAP will honor NAB/NCERS and California NHAP
approved courses. But imagine how upset you would be thinking that you had taken 24 online
NAB/NCERS approved courses and had met your license renewal requirements. But 15 of your CEUS get
kicked back to you hence your license is not renewed.

Maybe your state NHAP required 24 hours and will accept all 24 hours to be from NAB/NCERS approved
courses. Some states have limits as to how many CEUs can be obtained online. There are way too many
possible contingencies to purchase a course prior to contacting your NHAP.
Contact your NHAP first so that you can make sure that you are purchasing and completed the courses
that will renew your license.

It is the LNHAs responsibility to contact their States’ NHAP to confirm the exact requirements in regards
to the courses that they need to take in order to meet their licensure renewal requirements.
Hope this helps!

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If you are licensed in California then all of the CEUs will be honored by California NHAP. If you are
licensed in another state you would need to contact that state to confirm if they honor CEU courses
approved by California NHAP. Many states do.

All states will honor NAB/NCERS approved courses but some states will have limits. Please check with
your states NHAP directly.

Thank you…..Lesley

Phase 3 NAB & NHAP Exam!

Nursing Home Administrator AIT’s! Are you prepared for Phase 3 on NHAP and NAB exams?

How is Phase 3 different than Phase 1 and 2?

The changes to the Federal regulations have been so extensive since 2017 that CMS had to divide the implementation process into 3 Phases. The first two phases were the reorganization of content, revision or bettering of already existing regulations, adding new requirements to already existing laws, adding completely new regulations and changing all of the Ftag numbers. Phase 1 was completed November 2017 and Phase 2 in 2018. In Phase 1 and 2 SNF’s have been in the process of implementing the required tools/ P & P’s for data collecting (QAPI), training, emergency, infection control, trauma informed care, compliance & ethics in order to be ready for Phase 3 or “game day” Effective November 28th, 2019. Phase 3 is the final stage when all of the parts are put together to make the machine.

What does it mean to be ready for Phase 3?

The old mentality of document, document, document is gone. In fact, so much so that the new LTCSP is very clear that the priority in the new  survey process is observation, interviews, complaints and lastly, record review to support or contradict the surveyors findings during observation, interviews, complaints, etc. All the papers, binders, forms, Policy and Procedures won’t help if contradictions are found during observations, interviews, complaints, etc. In fact, if the documentation contradicts their findings during interviews, observation, complaints, etc., the facility will be affected negatively.

How does Phase 3 affect AIT’s?

Its the difference between passing or failing!

Often times AIT’s feel the exams are trying to trick them. This is not the case. They are simply testing you on pertinent topics that you need to know as an Administrator and potential scenarios that may come up on daily, weekly or monthly basis. They want you to be prepared to be the best Administrator that you can be. The Exams are a way to ensure a certain level of knowledge prior to running a facility. As the Administrator, you are the leader and with that comes a huge amount of responsibility. It’s a very important position. AIT’s must be prepared to be tested on Phase 3.

How can I be prepared?

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Go to or call 818-882-8188. We have been assisting AIT’s across the country to prepare for the NHAP and NAB Exam for 12 plus years. It’s what we do. Go to for online continuing education for LNHA.

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