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ALF Administrator and Manager Training Requirements

Assisted living facility administrators and managers must successfully complete ALF Core training within 3 months from the date of becoming a facility administrator or manager.  Successful completion of the core training requirements includes passing a competency test. Administrators who have attended ALF Core training prior to July 1, 1997, and managers who attended ALF Core training prior to April 20, 1998, shall not be required to take the competency test. Administrators licensed as nursing home administrators in accordance with Part II of Chapter 468, F.S., are exempt from this requirement.

Continuing Education Requirement:

Administrators and managers who have successfully completed ALF Core training shall participate in 12 hours of continuing education in topics related to assisted living every 2 years as provided under Section 429.52, F.S.   A newly hired administrator or manager who has successfully completed ALF Core training and continuing education requirements, shall not be required to retake ALF Core training. An administrator or manager who has successfully completed ALF Core training but has not maintained the continuing education requirements will be considered a new administrator or manager for the purposes of this training requirement and must:

  • Retake the ALF Core training; and
  • Retake and pass the competency test.
ALF Core training and continuing education training are provided by independent training providers throughout the state.


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