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NAB's Academic Accreditation Program is open to colleges and universities offering a baccalaureate or graduate degree in long term care administration.

Accreditation is granted by the NAB Board of Governors to institutions that meet NAB's criteria for top quality education and training of long term care administrators. Moreover, students of NAB-accredited schools score higher than the national average on the NHA Exam and are best-prepared to work as long term care administrators.

Licensing Boards Recognize NAB Academic Approval

NAB encourages member boards and agencies to incorporate in their rules and regulations special recognition of graduates of NAB accredited programs. Several jurisdictions have already taken that initiative.

Jurisdictions in which graduates of NAB Accredited Programs meet the academic requirement:
Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Washington State.

Jurisdictions in which graduates of NAB Accredited Programs, who have completed the required 1,000 hour internship/ practicum, meet the AIT/practicum requirement:
Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Tennessee. 

Explore Accreditation for Your Institution 

NAB's Accreditation Workbook provides background and program history, walks you through the application process, and gets you started on a self-assessment to determine whether your curriculum reflects NAB's Domains of Practice.

The Workbook includes information on accreditation criteria, site visit requirements and materials required to submit the application. Click here for the Self-Assessment form.

For questions, please contact NAB via telephone at (202) 712-9026 or email at (