Board of Long-Term Care Administrators

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
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Phone: (804) 367-4595
Fax: (804) 939-5973
Complaints: (800) 533-1560

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
except Holidays

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

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COVID-19 Updates

Useful up to date COVID-19 Vaccine information

COVID-19 Vaccine information for health professionals

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available. Read more here.

Helpful Information for AITs and Preceptors

Click here for more information for prospective AITs and Preceptors.

Updates from the Long Term Care Facility Task Force

Please read the latest Long Term Care Facility Task Force newsletter highlighting key long-term care updates. To learn more about the Virginia COVID-19 Long-Term Care Task Force click here.

Scam Alert

The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards, such as the Board of Pharmacy, or another agency, such as the DEA. The communications, often by phone, may threaten arrest or license suspension, demand personal information, or require the payment of fines. Read More.

License Verifications

The Board offers electronic license verifications using the DHP License Lookup feature. License Lookup is updated in real time and available 24/7 to anyone seeking public licensure information on healthcare practitioners in Virginia. Please click here for instructions and fees on requesting a paper version to be sent to another jurisdiction on your behalf.

Updates to Board Regulations:

Amendments to the Board’s Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing Home Administrators (Ch. 20) and Assisted Living Facility Administrators (Ch. 30) are set to become effective on December 21, 2022. For more information on the regulatory changes, please view the links below.

Changes to Board Regulations for Continuing Education (CE) – NHAs and ALFAs

Changes to AIT Program Requirements for AITs and Preceptors – NHA and ALFA

Additional Pathway for Licensure of Assisted Living Facility Administrators (ALFAs)

In addition, in 2022, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) updated and reorganized its Domains of Practice for all long term care lines of service, including core of knowledge (CORE), nursing home administration (NHA), residential care/assisted living (RC/AL), and home and community based services (HCBS). For more information on how the reorganization of the Domains of Practice has impacted examinations and NAB resources for AITs and Preceptors, please click on the link below.

Updates from NAB – Domains of Practice, Exams, and AIT Resources

Information from NAB (National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards)

NAB CE Registry
The National Association for Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) offers a voluntary and free CE Registry for administrators to record and track their continuing education hours.  The registry enables you to track both CE approved by NAB’s National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) and non-NCERS approved CE.  To access the NAB registry, please click here.

If you already have a CE Registry account, please be sure to designate the Virginia Board to electronically access your registry to assist the Board when it conducts random CE audits in accordance with the Regulations.

Health Services Executive (HSE) Credential

NAB introduced the Health Services Credential (HSE) as a credential for experienced administrators that meet qualifications representing the continuum of long-term care services.  For more information on this credential and the application process, please click here.

Regulated Professions

The following professions are regulated by the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators.

Preceptor Directory

For a list of licensed Preceptors who volunteered their contact information be posted in a public directory, please click on the following link: Preceptor Directory (Revised August 15, 2023)

Regulatory Town Hall

The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.