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Attention NAB Stakeholders: In July 2017, NAB will transition its examinations to a new structure: examinees will need to pass a 100-item Core of Knowledge exam and a 50-item line of service exam. Please be advised that there will be a brief “blackout” period during this transition, in which no NAB exams will be administered. Please click here to view the new exam structure timelineFor a list of the recommended references for the new exams, please click here.


NAB’s examinations test for entry-level knowledge in long term care administration. The Nursing Home Administrator Exam (NHA) has been developed and administered by NAB for decades and is taken by over 2,000 candidates across the nation annually. The Residential Care/ Assisted Living Administrator Exam (RC/AL), has been offered by NAB since 2000; hundreds of candidates sit for this national exam, both from states that require the RC/AL as a condition of licensure and from voluntary candidates who are seeking to enhance their employment opportunities and increase their knowledge base.