|Board of Long-Term Care Administrators|
Phone: (804) 367-4595
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
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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Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone age 6 months or older. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.
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.
2023 Renewal PIN Numbers
PIN numbers to renew your license/registration are provided with your emailed renewal notice. You should maintain your PIN number in a safe place, as this number does not change from year to year, and will be required to renew your license online. If you need assistance with your PIN number, please contact the Board at (804) 367-4595, and select option #2 to reach Board staff.
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.
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.
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.
The following professions are regulated by the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators.
- Nursing Home Administrators
- Nursing Home Preceptors
- Assisted Living Facility Administrators
- Assisted Living Facility Preceptors
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 March 17, 2023)