Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022
Each applicant for initial licensure as
an adult care home administrator shall be required to pass a national
examination and a state law examination for adult care home administration
approved by the board.
(1) Each applicant
shall take the national examination within 12 months of completing an
administrator-in-training practicum, unless for good cause the board grants an
extension. For the purpose of this subsection, "good cause" shall mean any
reason that does not reflect unfavorably on the applicant's good character,
qualifications, or ability to comply with the board's regulations.
(2) Each applicant shall pay the required
examination fee for the national examination directly to the testing agency. An
examination fee shall be required each time an applicant takes the national
national association of long term care administrator boards (NAB) examination
shall be the approved national examination for licensure.
(c) The minimum passing scaled score for each
portion of the the national examination shall be 113. The minimum passing raw
score for the state law examination shall be 75 percent.
(d) Each applicant who has been disqualified
for failing any portion of the national examination shall have the right to
receive written notification by the board of the disqualification and each
reason for failing, including a breakdown of the subject areas passed and
An applicant who has
failed a portion of the national examination three times shall not submit a new
application to take that portion of the examination until the applicant has
received board approval for a course of additional education or training, or
both, signed by the applicant, the preceptor, and the applicant's practicum
coordinator and has completed the approved course of additional education or
training, or both. The course of additional education or training, or both,
shall include the following at a minimum:
A specific number of additional hours of administrator-in-training instruction,
proposed by the applicant and agreed to by the board, in each of the domains of
practice, as defined in K.A.R. 26-38-1
least 100 hours of administrator-in-training instruction targeting the subjects
of the line of service exam, if the applicant failed that portion of the
national examination; and
least 100 hours of administrator-in-training instruction in the core of
knowledge, as defined in K.A.R. 26-38-1
, if the applicant failed that portion
of the national examination.
(f) Each applicant who completes the required
hours of additional administrator-in-training education or training, or both,
shall be eligible to submit a new application for the portion of the national
examination that the applicant previously failed three times. If the applicant
fails the fourth attempt, the applicant shall remain eligible to submit an
application for a fifth attempt to pass the national examination.
An applicant who has failed a portion of
the national examination five times shall not submit a new application to take
that portion of the examination until the applicant has completed an additional
480-hour administrator-in-training practicum that is conducted by an accredited
college or university or an equivalent educational training practicum, as
specified in K.A.R. 26-38-2
Each applicant who has completed a second 480-hour administrator-in-training
practicum shall be given three additional attempts to pass the portion of the
national examination that the applicant previously failed five times. An
applicant who has failed a portion of the national examination three times
after completing a second 480-hour administrator-in-training practicum shall
not be allowed to submit an additional application for examination.
(i) Each applicant shall be given 36 months
from the date the applicant completed an initial administrator-in-training
practicum or a second practicum under subsection (g) to take and pass the
applicant who fails the state law examination may retake the state law
examination until the applicant passes this examination.