You must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators before working in Maryland. Maryland does not have a temporary or provisional license, therefore, you cannot work as the administrator of a comprehensive care facility in Maryland until all requirements are met and the Board issues the license.
No. We will assist you in receiving your Maryland license as quickly as possible. However, the Board cannot exempt you from the requirement of having a Maryland license.
Maryland does not have a temporary or provisional license. You must meet all requirements for licensure (experience, education, and examination) before a license can be issued ? see 3 above.
The national examination is a computer-based examination with a passing scale score of 113. Please refer to the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) website for more information on the examination. The website address is: www.nabweb.org .
If you fail the examination, you can register at any time, and submit the required fees.
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You must receive a passing score of 75% on the State exam. There are 100 multiple choice questions on this exam, and the questions are taken from the following COMAR regulation books:
The State's Standards exam is now a computer-based test available online. Please refer to the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) website at www.nabweb.org for more information on the examination. Before sitting for the examination, all candidates must have already filed an application for licensure, or be in an approved AIT program.
If you have a complaint against a nursing home administrator, you can download a complaint form from this website, or contact the office for a copy of the complaint form. If you have a complaint about the care being rendered in a nursing home, you must file the complaint with the Office of Health Care Quality. You can contact that office by telephone at (410) 402-8201, or visit their website at: www.dhmh.maryland.gov/ohcq .
Assisted living facilities must be licensed through the Office of Health Care Quality (410) 402-8217. The managers/operators are certified through that office. You can visit their website at: www.dhmh.maryland.gov/ohcq .
A. The Board shall issue a certificate of qualification to be a
preceptor in the AIT program if the following conditions are met:
(1) The preceptor holds and has
held a license from the Board for 1 year or longer;
(2) The proposed preceptor has
been satisfactorily employed in nursing home administration for a minimum of 3
years as the nursing home administrator of record;
(3) The proposed preceptor has no
disciplinary action pending nor is currently under investigation by the State
Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators;
(4) Persons seeking certification
as preceptors in the AIT program shall submit evidence of the successful
completion of a Board-approved training program for preceptors; and
(5) The proposed preceptor:
(a) Has been employed full time
as a nursing home administrator of record for a minimum of 2 of the past 3
years immediately before application to precept; or
(b) Meets the following
(i) Works on the same property as
the nursing home where the AIT program will be conducted and meets the standard
in Regulation .02B(7)(b) of this chapter;
(ii) Is able to demonstrate to
the Board the proposed preceptor’s active, direct, and material management and
daily operations of the nursing home; and
(iii) Has been actively licensed
as a nursing home administrator for a minimum of 5 years immediately before
application to precept.
B. If the proposed preceptor has
not precepted an AIT program within the past 5 years, the proposed preceptor
shall recertify as a preceptor by completing a Board-approved training program.
C. The Board may disapprove a
preceptor for a training program:
(1) If the preceptor has failed
to remain in compliance with this chapter; or
(2) At any time for good cause.
You must complete 40 hours of NAB approved continuing education during your two-year license renewal cycle.
No continuing education hours can be carried over into another renewal cycle.
There is no limit to the number of hours you can acquire for renewal by pursuing correspondence or internet programs. However, all continuing education courses must be approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).
No, only NAB approved programs will be accepted by the Maryland Board.
Yes, a roster is available in an Excel or Text File format only. The cost is $100.00. The check should be made payable to the BENHA.
Yes, please advise this office if you wish your name removed from the public mailing list. Your name will remain on the private mailing list maintained by this office for the purpose of mailing newsletters, regulations, and any other Board related materials that needs your attention as a licensed administrator.
More detailed information regarding the licensure process may be obtained by calling the Board office at (410) 764-4750. You can also contact us by e-mail at: email@example.com .
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464