Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7DD suspending for six (6) months, the continuing education requirements for nursing home administrators. Licensees with expiration dates between April 30, 2020 and October 31, 2020 are not required to complete the continuing education required for license renewal.
Number of Hours
Licensed nursing home administrators shall complete a minimum of forty hours of qualifying continuing education every two years, commencing January 1, 2004.
Qualifying Continuing Education
The Department does not approve continuing education courses or pre-approve specific coursework for individual licensees, nor does the Department maintain a list of continuing education courses.
Each licensee must obtain a certificate of completion from the provider of the continuing education for all continuing education hours that are successfully completed and shall retain such certificate for a minimum of three years. Upon request by the Department, the licensee shall submit the certificate to the Department. A licensee who fails to comply with the continuing education requirements, including failure to maintain proof of course completion, shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Each licensee applying for license renewal will be asked to attest that the licensee satisfies the
continuing education requirements. Certificates of completion should not be mailed to the Department unless a licensee is specifically directed to do so.
Exemptions and Waivers
A licensee who is applying for license renewal for the first time is exempt from continuing education requirements until such licensee’s next registration period.
The Department may, for a licensee who has a medical disability or illness, grant a waiver of the continuing education requirements for a specific period of time or may grant the licensee an extension of time in which to fulfill the requirements. Waivers applications
must be submitted at the time of license renewal.
Questions regarding license renewal or continuing education requirements, may be emailed
to the Practitioner Licensing Section.