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Renew Your NHA License Early! Online Renewal Available through June 30!

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Annual renewal for LNHAs in Minnesota is now available through June 30.

Current licenses expire June 30 each year.  LNHAs must renew their license prior to July 1 to assure they have a current license on that date . Renewing prior to June 30 assures that the $50 late fee is not assessed, and for LNHAs who are administrators of record in Minnesota skilled facilities, this means avoidance of any ramifications regarding compliance issues resulting from unlicensed practice. Fee for renewal is $220, which includes the $200 renewal fee and a $20 OET surcharge for licenses issued from July 1, 2011- June 30, 2015. [See March 2011 newsletter regarding the OET surcharge.] 


To Begin Your Renewal:

Review the Instructions for Registration & Renewal

Review the CE Rules and Instructions for Submission - Questions about CE hours? Visit the Continuing Education for Licensees FAQs page!

Create an online account by clicking the link below. Unless you have registered previously with this new system, you will need  to register as a new user .  To process your renewal immediately after creating your account, have your CE information and VISA or Mastercard ready (account creation and renewal will take less than 10 minutes).

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If you do not plan to renew your license  this year, please follow the link and download the form. It may be submitted  with your response  by mail, fax or email to the board office.

Download a paper renewal form


Rules Committee Update

The Rules Committee and the Academic/Licensure Committee of the board are currently reviewing the academic and practicum preparatory requirements for Minnesota Licensed Nursing Home Administrators. The initial work will be presented for public review and comment for BENHA stakeholders on June 10, 2015.  The ongoing rule writing project will continue to evolve over the next 3-6 months with all current rules and statutes to be reviewed.  All meetings are open to the public and posted on the website. Minutes and proposed action will also be posted on the website for review and comment with a proposed full board review on July 22, 2015.

The initial work models the current Minnesota core requirements with the recent research provided by the NAB-Professional Practice Analysis which meets the evolving practice of long term care, required for an administrator to be successful.

Links: 

·         Minutes of March 30, 2015

·         Proposed revisions for Course Requirements with review of current Minnesota requirements to NAB PPA

·         Proposed revisions for Practicum Guidance Document 




MN BENHA State Exam - Next Date, July 9, 2015

A current licensure and exam application must be on file with the office to be eligible to sit for the exam.  Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted. 

Review the Applicant Handbook

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The mission of the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators is to promote the public's interest in quality care and effective services for residents of nursing facilities by ensuring that licensed administrators are qualified to perform their administrative duties.


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