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Nursing Home Administrators - Licensing / Certification

Hospital administrators are not licensed. Nursing home administrators must be licensed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Licensing requirements are:

  • must be at least 21 years old;
  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • or satisfactory completion of approved course of instruction in Nursing Home Administration (no experience requirement);
  • or graduation from a three-year diploma nurse program and employer's affidavit certifying two years of qualifying experience;
  • or an associate's degree or a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of credit earned from an accredited college or university and an employer's affidavit certifying the applicant's qualifying experience;
  • passage of a written exam; and
  • payment of an application fee.

Licenses must be renewed every two years. Payment of a fee and 36 hours of continuing education are required.

Additional licensing information can be obtained from:

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: 217.785.0800
Fax: 217.782.7645 External link opens in a new window

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