Ala. Admin. Code r. 135-X-5-.02 - Pre-Examination Requirement And Conditions Precedent

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 6, March 31, 2022

(1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) hereof, no person shall be admitted to or be permitted to take the Category I or Category II Assisted Living Administrator Licensure examination unless the person submits the following evidence satisfactory to the Board.
(a) For a Category I Assisted Living Administrator license, as set forth in Rule No. 135-X-7-.01 paragraph (1):
1. The person must be at least nineteen (19) years of age.
2. The person must be of good moral character.
3. The person must be a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government.
4. The person must have a high school diploma or GED from a school approved and recognized by the educational authorities of the state in which such school is located or a political subdivision thereof, or has submitted a certificate indicating that he/she has obtained high school. GED, or secondary school equivalency, such certificate being duly certified by a state educational authority or a political subdivision thereof
5. The person must provide verification of either:
(i) a high school diploma or GED from a school approved and recognized by the educational authorities of the state in which such school is located or a political subdivision thereof, or has submitted a certificate indicating that he/she has obtained high school. GED, or secondary school equivalency, such certificate being duly certified by a state educational authority or a political subdivision thereof plus two (2) years of experience working fulltime in an administrative and resident or patient care position in a licensed assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, or residential care setting for the elderly or disabled within two (2) years preceding date of application for administrator licensure, and an endorsement from the administrator, owner, or governing authority of such facility; or
(ii) completion of at least two years (60 semester hours or 96 quarter hours) of coursework at an accredited college or university plus at least three (3) months of experience working fulltime in an administrative and resident or patient care position in a licensed assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, or residential care setting for the elderly or disabled within two (2) years preceding date of application for administrator licensure, or a minimum of two-hundred forty (240) hours in the AIT program within two (2) years preceding date of application for administrator licensure.
6. As an alternative to the pre-examination experience or internship requirement of paragraph (1)(a)5.(ii) above, the person may substitute verification of at least three (3) months of experience working fulltime in an administrative and resident or patient care position in a licensed assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, or residential care setting for the elderly or disabled, or a minimum of two-hundred forty (240) hours in the AIT Program within six (6) months of passing Section A of the Category I Assisted Living Administrator Licensure exam.
(b) For a Category II Assisted Living Administrator license, as set forth in Rule No. 135-X-7-.01 paragraph (2):
1. The person must be at least nineteen (19) years of age.
2. The person must be of good moral character.
3. The person must be a citizen of the United States or, if not a citizen of the United States, a person who is legally present in the United States with appropriate documentation from the federal government.
4. The person must have a high school diploma or GED from a school approved and recognized by the educational authorities of the state in which such school is located or a political subdivision thereof, or has submitted a certificate indicating that he/she has obtained high school. GED, or secondary school equivalency, such certificate being duly certified by a state educational authority or a political subdivision thereof.
5. The person must provide verification of either:
(i) a high school diploma or GED from a school approved and recognized by the educational authorities of the state in which such school is located or a political subdivision thereof, or has submitted a certificate indicating that he/she has obtained high school. GED, or secondary school equivalency, such certificate being duly certified by a state educational authority or a political subdivision thereof plus two (2) years of experience working fulltime in an administrative and resident or patient care position in a licensed assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, or residential care setting for the elderly or disabled within two (2) years preceding date of application for administrator licensure, and an endorsement from the administrator, owner, or governing authority of such facility; or
(ii) completion of at least two years (60 semester hours or 96 quarter hours) of coursework at an accredited college or university plus three (3) months of experience working fulltime in an administrative and resident or patient care position in a licensed assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, or residential care setting for the elderly or disabled within two (2) years preceding date of application for administrator licensure, or a minimum of two-hundred forty (240) hours in the AIT program within two (2) years preceding date of application for administrator licensure.
6. As an alternative to the pre-examination experience or AIT program requirement of paragraph (1)(b)5.(ii) above, the person may substitute verification of three (3) months of experience working fulltime in an administrative and resident or patient care position in a licensed assisted living facility, nursing home, hospital, or residential care setting for the elderly or disabled, or a minimum of two-hundred forty (240) hours in the AIT program within six (6) months of passing Section A of the Category II Assisted Living Administrator Licensure exam.
7. The person must complete the Board approved eight (8) hour Dementia Education and Training program.
8. Nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting the Board from allowing an applicant to sit for the examination where the Board finds that the applicant fulfills all of the requirements mentioned in paragraph (1) hereof; that the applicant complied with the requirements of the Board; and that, through no fault of the applicant, the application was not received or the requirements for examination were otherwise not complied with.
9. Examinations given under this section shall be given provisionally; and, should it later appear that the applicant does not meet the requirements or did not exercise reasonable diligence in filing his/her application, or was the cause of his/her failure to comply with the requirements for examination, then the examination and its results shall be void.
10. In the event an examination or an examination's results are void under paragraph (3) hereof, all fees and other monies paid to the Board by the applicant or which are due and payable to the Board by the applicant, are forfeited.

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Ala. Admin. Code r. 135-X-5-.02
New Rule: Filed November 8, 2002; effective December 13, 2002. Amended: Filed October 9, 2003; effective November 13, 2003. Amended: Filed September 29, 2008; effective November 3, 2008. Amended: Filed April 17, 2009; effective May 22, 2009. Amended: Filed September 22, 2010; effective October 27, 2010. Amended: Filed October 17, 2012; effective November 21, 2012. Amended: Filed January 17, 2013; effective February 21, 2013. Amended: Filed October 16, 2013; effective November 20, 2013.

Author: Theresa Jordan

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, ยง34-2A-1-16.

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