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Nursing Home Administrator

Occupation Nursing Home Administrator
Agency IDFPR - Division of Professional Regulation
Phone 217.782.8556
URL www.idfpr.com
Job Description An individual who is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising any facility under the "Nursing Home Care Reform Act of 1979" including private homes, institutions, buildings, and residences operated for profit where three or more persons are cared for who are not related to the owner or operator.
Statute Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act (225 ILCS 1996 70/1 - 70/37, Inclusive) 68 Ill. Adm Code 1310
Type of Regulation License
Number Regulated 2,227
Age 21
Education/Experience Must meet one of the following requirements:
  1. Baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university (degree may be in any field; no experience requirement); or,
  2. Satisfactory completion of approved course of instruction in nursing home administration (no experience requirement); or,
  3. Graduation from a three (3) year diploma nurse program and an employer's affidavit certifying two (2) years of qualifying experience; or,
  4. Associate's degree or a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours earned from an accredited college or university and an employer's affidavit certifying two (2) years of qualifying experience.
Exam
  1. National Association of Boards of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators, Inc. Exam (NAB). Exam given by the Continental Testing Services; P.O. Box 100; LaGrange, Illinois 60525; (708) 354-9911.;
  2. Illinois Supplemental Exam. Exam given by the Continental Testing Services; P.O. Box 100; LaGrange, Illinois 60525; (708) 354-9911.
Exam Type Written
Administered NAB - computerized, may be scheduled
Exam Fee $270.00 NAB (only); $164.80 Illinois Supplemental Exam; $93.10 CIS
Passing Criteria 75% on each portion
Repeats Yes; unlimited. Examinees must retake those portions where a grade of 75 was not achieved on second and third exams. Fourth and subsequent examinee retakes require both portions of the examination.
Continuing Education 36 hours
Citizenship No requirement
Other
  1. Must not have engaged in conduct or behavior determined to be grounds for discipline under the Act.
  2. Must furnish statement from a currently licensed physician of sound physical and mental health.
Note Qualifying experience is defined as: (1) Two (2) years of full-time employment as an assistant nursing home administrator or director of nursing in a facility licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act or full-time employment as an administrator of a related facility for two (2) years or more. (2) Two (2) years of management experience in a corporation which owns and operates licensed nursing home facilities.
Application Fee NA
License Fee $100.00 by examination; $150.00 by endorsement
Renewal Fee $100.00
Reinstatement Fee $20.00 plus any lapsed renewal fees
License Period Two years
Reciprocity/Endorsement Yes.
  1. Meet the age, conduct and behavior requirements of a licensed nursing home administrator;
  2. Submit certification of licensure from U.S. jurisdiction in which applicant was originally licensed;
  3. Show verification of education and/or experience required to be licensed in Illinois; 
  4. Submit certification of licensure from U.S. jurisdiction of current licensure; 
  5. Furnish signed statement from currently licensed physician of sound physical and mental health; 
  6. Successfully complete the Illinois Supplemental Exam; 
  7. Requirements met for registration in the state of original licensure were at that time substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in Illinois, or that the applicant's qualifications were, at the date of licensure, substantially equivalent to the requirements then in force in Illinois.