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Please note that NAB is experiencing high volumes of customer service phone calls and emails due to the deadline for the HSE grandfathering period. Due to this, NAB is extending the deadline for those who have begun applications until February 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET. This will only apply to those with an application in progress as of 1/31/2018, not to any new applications.

Grandparent Option and Fee Discounts - Available Through January 31, 2018

To recognize existing competencies required of an entry level administrator, NAB has established a  grandparent clause for those interested in obtaining the HSE Qualification. In lieu of successful completion of the NAB Line of Service (LOS) exams (Resident Care and Assisted Living (RCAL) and/or the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)), administrators who meet the qualifications below would not be required to complete those specific areas of exams if competency is demonstrated by experience. Please review the Grandparent Clause to learn more.

In addition to the above grandparent clause, NAB will offer the following discounts on exams taken.

  • The first 100 applicants to be approved for examinations may take the HCBS free of charge. Once the HSE application is submitted and approved, the discount code will be distributed to the exam candidate prior to completing the exam application.
  • Candidates who do not qualify for a complimentary HCBS exam can take either the RCAL and/or HCBS exam(s) at the discounted price of $75.00. Once the HSE application is submitted and approved, the discount code will be distributed to the exam candidate prior to completing the exam application.

 In order to take advantage of the grandparent clause and/or the exam discounts, applications must be submitted no later than January 31, 2018.  Please visit www.nabweb.org or email hse@nabweb.org for additional information.