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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) 527-4413
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Automated License Verification: (804) 270-6836

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

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Online Renewals

The Department is currently experiencing a technical issue causing delays with our online application and online renewal process for those licenses expiring June 30, 2015. We encourage you to continue to make attempts to apply or renew online as most licensees have been able to complete the process after several attempts. Because of the high volume of online activity, we suggest subsequent attempts throughout the course of the day or evening.

In the event that you are not able to complete the process, we suggest other options for renewal which are to overnight your payment or to bring your payment in person to the office. Please note that any checks should be made out to the Treasurer of Virginia.

Late fees for June renewals will not apply until July 6, 2015. We are aware that some duplicate payments have been processed and we will refund those duplicates payments.

If you are able to delay your online application or you have a July renewal, we strongly suggest waiting until after the holiday weekend. Please note: the Department is closed Friday July 3, 2015.

Employers attempting to verify license renewals are encouraged to call the DHP automated telephone verification system (IVR) during this time of technical difficulty with online renewals at (804) 270-6836. This system is the most up to date means of licensure verification. The IVR system will verify those license records on the day that they have been successfully processed, and offer a fax back verification option. We appreciate your patience as our staff members resolve these online license renewal issues one licensee at a time.

AIT Preceptor Development Work Group

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Fee Increase - Effective October 22, 2014

Please click here for detailed information regarding these fee increases.

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Healthcare Workforce Data Findings

Virginia’s Nursing Home Administrator Workforce: 2014

Virginia’s Assisted Living Facility Workforce: 2014

Voluntary Preceptor Directory

The Board understands that finding a licensed Preceptor can be difficult for someone trying to complete the Administrator in Training Program. Due to privacy laws, we are unable to provide contact information without the permission of the licensee. Below is a list of licensed Preceptors who volunteered to list their information in a public directory.

Please note that this information is only as current as the licensee provides to the board. Their contact information may change without notifying the board. The Preceptor may also have reasons for not being able to Precept during the time you are requesting.

Please click on the following link for the list of Preceptors:  Preceptor Directory

New Law: A new law became effective on July 1, 2011 requiring an Assisted Living Facility to immediately notify the Board of Long Term Care Administrators and the regional licensing office of the Department of Social Services if their licensed ALF administrator dies, resigns, is discharged, or becomes unable to perform his duties.

The facility must immediately employ a licensed administrator or appoint an acting administrator who is qualified by education for an approved AIT program and has a minimum of one year of administrative or supervisory experience in a health care or long-term care facility, or has completed such a program and is awaiting licensure.

The facility shall give immediate notice to the regional licensing office of the Department of Social Services and to the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators and shall provide the last date of employment of the licensed administrator.

If an acting administrator is named, he shall notify the Department of Social Services of his employment and, if intending to assume the position permanently, submit a completed application for an approved AIT program to the Board of Long Term Care Administrators within 10 days of employment.

An Assisted living facility may be operated by an acting administrator for not more than 150 days, or not more than 90 days if the acting administrator has not applied for licensure.

The Department of Social Services may grant a thirty day extension if the acting administrator has applied for licensure, has completed the AIT program, has taken and is awaiting the results of the national examination. In no case shall an ALF be operated with an acting administrator for more than 180 days, including the 30 day extension.

No ALF shall operate under the supervision of an acting administrator more than one time during any two year period unless specifically authorized by the Department of Social Services.

The Board of Long Term Care has a designated application for the “Acting” AIT Applicants. If the application is approved, the applicant will receive an official approval letter and certificate that will specify the 150 day expiration date. All applications can be found on our website on our Forms & Applications page

Please refer to the full text in the Code of Virginia, Section 54.1-3103.1.  The Board is required to promulgate new regulations relating to the oversight of the acting administrator and has initiated the process.

Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses

Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment.  The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license.  For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.

The Board of Long-Term Care Administrators would like to remind facilities of the following requirement:

§ 54.1-3103. Administrator required for operation of nursing home; operation after death, illness, etc., of administrator; notification of Board.

All licensed nursing homes within the Commonwealth shall be under the supervision of an administrator licensed by the Board. If a licensed nursing home administrator dies, becomes ill, resigns or is discharged, the nursing home that was administered by him at the time of his death, illness, resignation or discharge may continue to operate until his successor qualifies, but in no case for longer than is permitted by the licensing authority for the nursing home. The temporary supervisor or administrator shall immediately notify the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators and the Commissioner of Health that the nursing home is operating without the supervision of a licensed nursing home administrator.

Public Health Information

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Verification Information: To request a verification of licensure submit your request in writing; include your full name, license number or social security number, your current mailing address and the address of where you want the verification sent. Attach the required processing fee of $35.00 check or money order made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia.

Allow three to five business days for processing. The board verifies profession, license number, issue date, expiration date, how the licensee obtained Virginia licensure, and if there have been any disciplinary actions. Should a licensee need their national scores verified they should contact the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)

Verifications received without the required fee will not be processed.

Mail your request and fee to:

Board of Long Term Care Administrators
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

You may request a fax confirmation of your licensure information at no additional charge by calling our automated verification line at 804-270-6836. Just enter your license number or social security number and you will be prompted to enter a fax number for delivery of the fax. You may also verify licensure information online by using License Lookup

Online Licensing - Licensees can now renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online.

Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation - More information...
The Adult Protective Services Program at the Virginia Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of a new online educational opportunity for mandated reporters of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older or incapacitated individuals. This online training course has been developed for, and with the assistance of, mandated reporters and APS professionals to assist mandated reporters in understanding adult abuse and their responsibilities as mandated reporters. Read More...(word .doc)

Applications & Forms

Download the available forms and applications from the Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators.

Regulated Professions

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

Laws & Regulations

Laws and Regulations Governing Long-Term Care Administrators 

Laws Governing All Health Professions

Board Members, Meetings and Minutes

View the current Members of the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators.

View the Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to common questions here.

Guidance Documents

View and download the list of available guidance documents from the Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.


Need a copy of the Board of Long-Term Care Administrator's newsletter?  Click here to get your copy.

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.