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The Premier Certification Program for Assisted Living Professionals

Learn from the experts in Assisted Living

The Certification in Assisted Living Leadership promotes operational excellence for leaders in Assisted Living. At the completion of the Certification in Assisted Living Leadership Program attendees will leverage their in-depth training through implementation of practical strategies, practices, and tools to improve their leadership impact in Assisted Living operations and are granted the CALL Credential - Certified Assisted Living Leader.

The next session starts on Monday, October 7, 2024 at 8am. The October cohort will be held (7, 14, 21, 28).

Our program follows the National Board of Long Term Care Administrator's (NAB) Domains of Practice. NAB exams required for Certification

  • 30 Day Program

  • Four in-person classroom days, once per week

  • Classes located in Columbus, Ohio

  • On-demand webinars and reading assignments presented by OALA.

Program Qualifications (One of the following):

  • Ohio Nursing Home Administrator

  • 3000 Hours direct operational responsibility of licensed senior facility

  • 100 credit hours post high school education in gerontology or healthcare

  • Holds a Baccalaureate Degree

  • Licensed health professional defined under rule 3701-17--07.1 of the OAC

National Standards

Learn national standards in areas such as scope of practice, resident care, financial management, business management and workforce development.

Quality Standards

Understand best practice standards in quality for each department in Assisted Living such as food services, business office, and maintenance operations.

Rules & Regulations

Review all the rules and regulations impacting Assisted Living operations and how to interpret and apply practices for compliance.

Leadership Training

Discover how intentional leadership methods can impact Assisted Living operations and contribute to resident and employee satisfaction.

Providing today's leaders the best in specialized educational programming


Program Fees

Early Bird: $900

Regular: $1000

OALA Member

Early Bird: $1200

Regular: $1400


* Successful Program Completion and NAB Exams are required for certification.
* Required NAB Exams are at a separate cost: CORE & RCAL $415 - RCAL Only $185 (for LNHAs)


  • National Board of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB)

  • Board of Long Term Care Services & Support (BELTSS)

Week One:
Monday, Oct 7, 2024

Grove City, OH

Melissa Shanmugam, Danielle Willis

Scope of Practice

Intentional Leadership

Applying Leadership

Workforce Management

Week Two:
Monday, Oct 14, 2024

Grove City, OH

Melissa Shanmugam

Policy, Licensing, and Regulations

Regulatory Compliance Employees

Regulatory Compliance Residents

Regulatory Compliance Environment

Week Three:
Monday, Oct 21, 2024

Grove City, OH

Scott Peters

Financial Management

Operations Management

Business Management

Environmental Management

Week Four:
Monday, Oct 28, 2024

Grove City, OH

Melissa Shanmugam

Assisted Living Landscape

Resident Experience

Resident Care Management

Resident Services and Supports

Certification in Assisted Living Leadership Registration

Are you a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator?
Are you a Social Worker?
Program Qualification (Choose at least one of the following):
How did you hear about this event?
Is Your Community an OALA Member?
Choose your start date:
October 7, 2024
Choose your registration type:
CALL Program - OALA Member - $900
Call Program - Non-Member - $1200
Would you like to receive an invoice?
No** I will pay by credit card after submitting this form.

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I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE PHOTO RELEASE. I AFFIRM THAT I AM AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE. By submitting this registration, I consent to this release.

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