State licensure requirements
NAB is governed by its members, the state boards and agencies that license long term care administrators. Each state has its own requirements for obtaining an NHA, RCAL or HCBS license, as well as different requirements for being an AIT or for continuing education once a license is granted.
Review the list of NAB Member Boards and the license types they issue.
Review the AIT and preceptor requirements for each state.
Use the drop-down menu below to view each state’s contact information and NHA requirements; if the state offers RCAL or HCBS licensure, then those requirements will be listed below as well. Please note that these entries are maintained by the respective state boards; please contact them if you have any specific questions.
Please note: the national exam fees are the same for all states:
- Core Exam + NHA LOS exam $425
- Core Exam + RCAL or HCBS exam $400
- Core Exam ONLY $300
- One LOS Exam ONLY $175
ATTENTION ADMINISTRATORS: As state boards notify NAB of any licensure or CE requirement changes due to COVID-19, we are updating our website. Please visit State CE/ Licensure Requirement Changes for updates.
NAB is the nation’s leading authority on licensing, credentialing, and regulating administrators of organizations along the continuum of long term care.
For general inquiries, continuing education questions, or information about NAB examinations: