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Assisted Living Continuing Education Resources

Assisted Living Continuing Education
Please use the following resources to assist in your professional development as a senior living or assisted living professional and to fulfill any state Assisted Living Administrator licensure requirements.


ALFA Conference & Expo

Continuing Education Credits can be earned by attending sessions at the annual ALFA Conference and are approved by NAB's National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) . CEU’s are managed online.

ALFA Affiliate/Chapter Training Workshops

Many ALFA Affiliates/Chapters offer CEU credits at their annual conferences and through regional meetings, with high caliber assisted living specific educational offerings presented by some of the foremost experts.

ALFA State Affiliates and Chapters also offer training courses where required and approved by the state, to meet licensure requirements for Residential Care and Assisted Living Administrators. Please contact your ALFA State Affiliate or Chapter to learn more about their upcoming training workshops.

Care and Compliance Group

Care and Compliance Group provides NAB approved continuing education courses designed specifically for senior living professionals. Our courses provide practical training on a wide range of topics, including resident care, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia care, medication management, leadership, and workplace safety. Courses start at just $10 per CEU. Call the Care and Compliance group at (800) 321-1727.


The Care2Learn course library contains more than 500 interactive online courses -- comprised of the highest quality CE content in the industry -- that range across the full spectrum of the long-term healthcare industry; our offerings satisfy the widest variety of continuing education requirements and corporate training, and we are expanding quickly in volume and scope by integrating new industries and teaching technologies.

All of our courses are developed to meet state board requirements and professional organization obligations and accreditations, and many of the courses are authored by one (or more) of our 150 exclusive authors as subject matter experts.

Senior Living University

Senior Living University ® provides insightful training and continuing education materials for individuals and groups caring for older adults.

Independence, dignity, and choice are promoted through self-study certificate courses, group trainings, DVDs, instructor guides, exams and in-services to support training of new and current employees as well as provide an opportunity to earn continuing education units. Caregiver materials include orientation to assisted living, activities of daily living, dining, medical awareness, dementia care, back safety, fire safety and more. Select titles are also available in Spanish.

Senior Living University’s administrator and leadership courses are widely chosen for professional development. In fact, a number of states from Rhode Island to Alaska use or require SLU’s Administrator Level 1 for certifying administrators. Some of the administrative and management-related courses include: Administrator Level 2, Risk Management, Crisis Communications, Recruiting and Hiring the Best, and Supervising Front-Line Staff among others.

All of Senior Living University’s certificate programs are self-study and include an open-book exam. Participants who earn 85% or better on the exam receive a certificate reflecting the approved number of SLU-assigned CEUs for the course. In addition, NAB-approved CEUs are also available for certain courses.

Silverchair Learning Systems

Silverchair offers courses that are easy to use and at an appropriate learning level for all levels of senior staff. We offer continuing education for nurses and administrators via our core curriculum of courses, as well as several specialty curricula that cover more specific topics, such as Alzheimer’s/dementia, leadership, preventing re-hospitalization, medication, preventing resident injury, and MDS 3.0/RUG IV.

Silverchair’s continuing education courses have been approved, when appropriate, by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB), the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP), as well as several state-based accrediting bodies.


If you're a licensed or certified senior care Administrator or professional, EasyCEU has courses that are NAB approved; and designed to help you build leadership skills.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does ALFA provide a certification program?
ALFA no longer provides the national Administrator training certificate, and does not offer an Administrator Certification.

I have an Administrator Certification in Texas. Is this valid in another state?
Training requirements vary in each state based on licensure rules. If you are seeking employment in a different state than you currently work, training requirements may vary dramatically. For required Administrator training, please contact your ALFA State Affiliate or Chapter. If an Affiliate or Chapter does not exist in the state that you currently work, you should contact your state licensing agency for information.

How can my company get listed on this Continuing Education webpage?
If you are an ALFA Affiliate, ALFA President's Council Member, or you exhibited in this year's ALFA Conference & Expo, please contact ALFA for inclusion:

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The Senior Living Executive Conference
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Each year, the Senior Living Executive Conference welcomes thousands of senior living professionals from around the world for four days of executive education, networking, problem solving and idea development. Registration, photos, recaps, and more informations are available on the Conference website.