Live In Person Seminars

Certified Executive for Assisted Living (Fall)

10/25/2023 - 10/26/2023

The Seal of Assisted Living Leadership in Ohio

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Certified Executive for Assisted Living:
The Seal of Assisted Living Leadership in Ohio

October 25, 26, November 15, 16

9200 Worthington Road, Suite 110, Westerville, Ohio 43082
Free parking is available

Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and evening meal arrangements (lunch is provided). We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible. There are a large number of hotels near the OHCA's office. Google hotels on Polaris Parkway for a complete listing.


Certified Executive for Assisted Living: A Certification for the Elite in Assisted Living Management

Is CEAL Right for You?
Are you an experienced assisted living executive looking for a competitive edge in the marketplace? Are you interested in obtaining the necessary skills to successfully lead an assisted living center in Ohio or, even possibly, nationwide? Then CEAL is the certification for you!

CEAL is a comprehensive certification program designed to elevate the skills and professionalism of assisted living administrators in Ohio by providing a national certification along with Ohio's most comprehensive state-specific training.

While the state of Ohio currently does not require a certification or license to be an administrator of a residential care facility (RCF), several states do require assisted living administrators to be licensed. Therefore CEAL has aligned its program curriculum with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Examination thereby allowing credentialed assisted living executives in Ohio to meet national competency standards .

Obtaining the Ohio CEAL will empower you to excel in the profession you love. And it will enhance your distinction within Ohio's growing and competitive assisted living marketplace.

Become part of the elite within Ohio's assisted living profession. Begin the process today. Become an Ohio CEAL!

The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is the leading national authority on licensing, credentialing, and regulating administrators of organizations along the continuum of long term care. To learn more, visit

Course Prerequisite

To register for the course, candidates must be:

(1) licensed as a nursing home administrator; or

(2) meet one of the following criteria:

(a) Has three thousand hours of direct operational responsibility for a senior housing facility, health care facility, residential care facility, adult care facility or any other group home licensed or approved by the state;

(b) Has successfully completed one hundred credit hours of post high school education in the field of gerontology or health care;

(c) Holds a baccalaureate degree;

(d) Is a licensed health professional as defined in 3701-17-07.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code such as RN, LPN, licensed therapist -- this is not an all inclusive list.

The CEAL Training Course is a combination of interactive classroom training, guided self-study and hands-on, in- facility learning.

Training Course Format
The course begins with two days of state-specific training encompassing the current climate of assisted living in Ohio. Training will cover such things as residential care facility (RCF) regulations from admission through discharge, legal compliance, risk management, personnel requirements as well as person-centered policies and care planning to support a high-quality resident experience. Highlighted within the training will be mock surveys at a licensed RCF and person-centered practices to support consumers with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.

Following the initial two days of training, participants will be given two self-study manuals and will be required to complete an open-book test with an 85% or higher pass rate prior to beginning the final two days of training.

The final two days of training will cover NAB's areas of practice within the residential care/assisted living arena. This training will cover resident care management, financial management, human resource management, physical environment management and leadership. Quizzes and small group activities will reinforce the content through an overview of national best practices.

CEAL Certification
Within 60 days of completing CEAL training, candidates will be required to register for the NAB Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Licensing Examination. The Ohio CEAL will be awarded to candidates based on 100% class participation including the open-book test and in class quizzes as well as successful passage of the NAB Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Examination.

In order to ensure continued competency, CEALs must renew their certification annually. Renewal is accomplished by completing 15 hours of state-approved continuing education per year on subjects relevant to assisted living operations, management and philosophy.

Course Materials
Candidates will receive the following as part of their training course fee:

* Principles of Health Care Administration by Joe Townsend (a $175 value)

* Assisted Living Administration & Management, 400-page book by Springer Publishing(a $95 value)

* Ohio Residential Care Facility Licensure & Survey Manual (a $35 value)

* Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less - by Mike Piper (a $15.00 value)

* Comprehensive handout materials & resources

Course Schedule
CEAL Training will be held in Columbus, Ohio from 8 am - 5 pm each day. Lunch will be provided each day as well as continental breakfast and beverages. Directions, nearby hotels and other details will be provided upon receipt of registration for the course.

Limited space available, register now to insure your spot.

Students will be required to complete self-study homework assignments.

Students must register for the RC/AL exam within 30 days from the last day of the Certification Class. They will then have 90 days to schedule their exam date.

CEAL training will be conducted by expert instructors including attorneys, state agency personnel, seasoned assisted living operators.

Contact Hours

Ohio Administrators: The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider from the Ohio Board of Executives of Long Term Care Services and Supports and has approved 28 CEUs for this program for Ohio administrators.

Ohio nurses may also use this approval toward their requirement for CE credits.

CEHCH: Certified Executives for Home Care & Hospice: up to 28 hours can be used toward renewal.
Limited space available, register now to insure your spot.

Course Cost:

$ 945 - early before October 10
$1155 - regular October 10 and after

Please note: the cost for the NAB Residential Care/Assisted Living examination is separate and apart from the CEAL training fees. The NAB RC/AL exam fee is $415 (Core exam & RC/AL exam). Current NHAs will take the RC/AL only for a fee of $185. All exam fees will be paid by the student to NAB. Do not send to OHCA

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