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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Professional certification is available from the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA). Requirements for becoming certified include having a bachelor's degree, having two years of professional experience as a nursing home administrator, completing a certain amount of continuing education, and passing the certification exam. Candidates who meet all requirements receive the designation certified nursing home administrator (CNHA). Certification demonstrates an administrator's level of experience and professionalism and is recommended.

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