About the Board
What is The Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers?
Regulation exists to protect the public's health,
safety and welfare. In the State of
Responsibilities of the Board Include:
- To investigate complaints which are then reviewed by the Board.
- To apply appropriate disciplinary action to Administrators and Managers who may have broken the publicís trust through a violation of law.
- To oversee the general application of the laws governing the practice of nursing care institution administrators and assisted living facility managers.
- To update and develop rules in the regulation of administrators and managers.
- To address and better define both appropriate conduct by professionals and consumer expectations.
- To ensure qualifications are met prior to issuing a license or certificate to an administrator or manager.
- To ensure statutory requirements are met for renewal of an administratorís license or managerís certificate.
- To approve continuing education courses to ensure quality and useful education is being taught.
- To function in the global regulatory community to assist other professions or jurisdictions affected by a licensed administrator or certified manager.
How is the Board made up?
- The Governor appoints the eleven members of the NCIA Board for a two year term. The Board is comprised of two administrators, five managers, two representatives of a profession concerned with the care of the chronically ill and two public members.
- The Board employs staff to carry out administrative, licensing and investigative functions of the agency. An assistant attorney general provides legal counsel to the Board and its staff.
- Click here for a list of Board members.
About Licensing and Certification
What qualifications must be met to be licensed as an Administrator?
- A Masters degree in a health related field from an accredited college or
Holds a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and has successfully completed a Board-approved AIT program, or
Holds an Associate of arts degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and is currently licensed in Arizona as a registered nurse, and has worked as a registered nurse for five of the last seven years, and has successfully completed a Board-approved AIT program
- Passed the written national examination of NAB
- Pass with an 80% score, the written examination of Arizona statutes and rules.
- Is of good character
- Have a valid fingerprint clearance card
- Click here for an administrator application.
What qualifications must be met to be certified as a Manager?
- Complete, within one year before the date of application a training program in personal care, supervisory care, directed care and manager training course that is approved by DHS, and taught by an institution that is licensed by the Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- Current CPR card and basic first-aid card
- Document 2080 hours of paid work experience in a health related field within the last five years.
- Pass the examination given by the Board, with a score of at least 75%.Is of good character
- Have a valid fingerprint clearance card
- Click here for a manager application.
How long does it take to get licensed or certified?
That depends on when your application and all the required documentation is received, which would then be considered administratively complete. When your application is administratively complete you will be scheduled for the next examination. The application at the same time is put on the next available Board agenda for their approval pending passing the examination within the substantive time-frame of 105 days. The administrator and manager state examination is given on the first Thursday of each month
Click here for application process chart.
Click here for a list of exam dates and deadlines.
Can documents be sent into the Board ahead of the application?
Yes. The Board maintains a file of those required documents that are sent in ahead of your application. The application process will not start until the application and fees are received.
How often are licenses or certificates renewed?
Administrator licenses expire on June 30th of each even numbered year (2010, 2012, etc.)
Manager certificates expire on June 30th of each odd numbered year (2009, 2011, etc.).
It is important to keep your address and telephone number current, because the renewal notice goes to the last address that was given. Address changes have to be in writing.
Click here for change of address form
Click here for the manager renewal process chart.
What happens if a renewal is late?
The license or certificate expires on June 30th. An expired license or certificate can be renewed if it is done by July 31st and an additional late fee is paid and all the other requirements for renewal are met.
If a license or certificate is expired past July 31st, it cannot be renewed and one would have to apply as a new applicant to get licensed or certified again.
Are Continuing Education Credits Required for Renewal?
Administrators have to complete a minimum of 50 hours of Board approved continuing education during the two year renewal period.
Managers have to complete 24 hours of Board approved continuing education during the two year renewal period.
If an administrator or manager does not take the required number of continuing education hours, their license or certificate will not be renewed. Also, an administrator or manager must have a valid fingerprint clearance card, and signed statement of citizenship form and copy of the required document, to renew their license or certificate.
Click here for a list of Board approved continuing education courses
Click here for a Statement of Citizenship form
Is an Original Duplicate Certificate or License Required for a Second Facility?
Yes. If you are an administrator or manager of two facilities an original or an original duplicate, issued by the Board, is required in each of those facilities. To get an original duplicate you will need to make a written request and pay a fee of $75.00. The original duplicate will then be signed by the Board members at the next Board meeting and then mailed.
Click here to request an original duplicate license or certificate