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HSE FAQs

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 For HSE Candidates

For State Licensing Boards

  • Can our board adopt the HSE if I don’t license RCAL and/or HCBS?

    Yes! While applicants will need to take both the RCAL and HCBS exams, NAB will be the jurisdiction to approve these. Once they successfully complete both exams, they will HSE qualified through NAB.

  • What resources should I study for the Line of Service Exams?

    Most HSE candidates will need to take both the Home and Community Based Services as well as the Residental Care/Assisted Living Exams. If you have taken a state exam in these areas, it will not count towards this requirement. You can find resources for each individual lLine of Service exam within the NAB Candidate Handbook. The NAB Study guide will also be helpful as a preparation tool.