Administrator in Training - North Carolina Senior Living Association


This course (hereafter referred to as Administrator in Training or AIT), has been developed to assist students in meeting the requirements to become a certified assisted living administrator in North Carolina. The training includes areas pertinent to an adult care home and family care home operations, management and regulatory compliance.

Candidates for the program shall comply with all other requirements to become a certified or approved assisted living administrator. (see requirements listed in G.S. 90 Article 20A). The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Services Regulation, Adult Care Licensure Section will be the agency who issues the certificate to function as an assisted living administrator in North Carolina.

The NCSLA administrator certification program consists of a minimum of 120 hours, including the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 100 contact hours of on-the-job-training in a facility setting directly under the supervision of an approved AIT preceptor.
  • Sixteen hours of online instruction to include the following material: an overview of laws, rules, policies, and procedures required for facility operations.
  • A minimum of 5-10 hours of independent work assignments in each focus area during the preceptorship, to be included in the total program hours.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Services Regulation Adult Care Licensure Section has approved this course of study.