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Updated: 1/31/2014
Description: The Board may license as a nursing home administrator (NHA) applicants who qualify for License Without Examination. A license issued to an individual without examination shall apply only to the facility for which the governing body made the request and shall not be portable.
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 853-010
Duration: Expires June 30 of odd-numbered years
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $250 Application Fee
Responsible Agency: Health Licensing Agency
Fee Exemptions: None
Examination Information: National and State Exam waived.
Continuing Ed Requirements: Postgraduate degree in management from an accredited school of higher education.
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
  1. Postgraduate degree in management from an accredited school of higher education.
  2. A request for licensure authorized by the hospital governing body.
  3. Has at least ten years experience in health care management as defined in OAR 853-010-0010(11).
  4. Is of good moral character and in good physical and mental health.
  5. Criminal history free of felony convictions.
  6. Apply to the Board on a form approved by the Board and pay the required license fee.
Application Form: Application for License Without Examination
Renewals: NHA licenses expire on June 30 of odd-numbered years, regardless the issue date. Renewing licensees are required to remit the renewal application and fee together with the continuing education report form. 
Service Links:  Continuing Education Information and Resources
 Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators Board Website
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Required Documentation:
  • Official transcript from the registrar┐s office where you received your master┐s degree in management. Your degree must be from an accredited school of higher education.
  • Two reference letters with one from your current employer and one from a previous employer stating the period that you worked for the employer, job title and a detailed description of the duties performed.
  • Resume' verifying ten years of experience in health care management and demonstrating experience in the areas of administration, planning, organizing, directing, staffing and budgeting of a hospital/health care facility.
  • A letter of request for your licensure as a nursing home administrator signed by the president or chair of the governing body of the hospital/health care facility.
Additional Information: License Without Examination applications are reviewed by the Board at quarterly meetings and applicants are notified in writing of the Board's decision. Applications may be deferred to a subsequent meeting if the required fee and documentation are not received 30 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Quarterly meetings are typically held on the second Wednesday in the months of January, April, July and October. In the event your application is denied, 50% of your fee is refundable

Oregon Nursing Home Administrators Board
Oregon Health Licensing Agency
700 Summer Street NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301-1287
Phone: 503-378-8667
Fax: 503-370-9216

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: Health Licensing Agency
E-mail Address: ohla.info@state.or.us
Phone: 503-378-8667
Mail Address: Oregon Health Licensing Agency
700 Summer Street NE, Suite 320
Salem, OR 97301 - 1287
Website Information: http://www.oregon.gov/ohla/Pages/index.aspx

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