To become a Certified Nursing Home Administrator, one must have two years experience as an administrator, hold a current NHA license, and have completed 40 clock hours of continuing education in the two years before sitting for the certification exam. Those who earn the credential are privileged to use “CNHA” after their name. To ensure continual competency throughout an administrator’s career, certification must be renewed every five years.
Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today’s long-term care administrators. ACHCA’s mission focuses on advancing leadership excellence in long term care through the provision of leadership education, promotion of professional advancement programs such as Fellowship and Certification, and facilitation of leadership development. ACHCA’s diverse membership includes administrators of assisted living centers, nursing homes, and retirement communities. For more information about ACHCA, email Becky Reisinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.