Minnesota is unique with the Housing With Services/Home Health Care model. This exam is allowing individuals from our state the opportunity to test their education and experience in five areas of general administration. Those five general knowledge areas are Resident Care Management, Personnel Management, Organizational Management, Physical Environment Management, and Business and Financial Management.
Applications are online at link on top left of this page. Currently,Minnesota does not require any minimum standards for an assisted living administrator, therefore, all Minnesota candidates requesting to write the exam will be authorized.
NAB contracts with Professional Exam Services to create, review, and maintain the exam. PES, located inNewYork City, is a nationally recognized testing exam service for most health professionals. PES contracts withPrometric-Sylvan Learning Centers to provide each state a local facility to administer the computer-basedexam. Candidates will receive permission from NAB to contact aSylvanLearningCenterof their choice andschedule the exam date.
A successful score will not result in a license inMinnesota. The exam will result in a passing/not passing scoreof a nationally recognized exam. The Board of Examiners does not create nor advocate for new statutoryauthority for licensure of any profession. Any form of registration or licensing of Assisted Living Administratorswould most likely occur through advocacy by industry associations and consumer groups. BENHA would onlybe involved in formal licensure, certification or registration if statutorily appointed by the Legislature.
The successful completion of the NAB-Nursing Home Administration Exam is recognized by all 51 state jurisdictions. Initially in 1972 when NHA licenses were required, there were two competing examination services and some states chose one exam or the other for various reasons. At this time, Minnesota would choose this national exam and, if a candidate successfully passed this exam, we would most likely accept the score if ever required.