Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-38-4 - Licensing examinations

Current through Register Vol. 41, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) 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 examination.
(b) The 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 failed.
(e) 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:
(1) 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; and
(2)
(A) At 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
(B) at 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.
(g) 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.
(h) 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 national examination.
(j) Any applicant who fails the state law examination may retake the state law examination until the applicant passes this examination.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 26-38-4
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-3503 and 65-3504; adopted by Kansas Register Volume 39, No. 38; effective 10/2/2020.

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