About Licensing and Certification
A Masters degree in a health related field from an accredited college or university; or
Holds a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and has successfully completed a Board-approved AIT program, or
Holds an Associate of arts degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and is currently licensed in Arizona as a registered nurse, and has worked as a registered nurse for five of the last seven years, and has successfully completed a Board-approved AIT program
Passed the written national examination of NAB
Pass with an 80% score, the written examination of Arizona statutes and rules.
Is of good character
Have a valid fingerprint clearance card
Complete an NCIA Board approved caregiver training program and manager training program under the standards of R4-33-601 and R4-33-701.
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Current CPR card and basic first-aid card.
Document 2080 hours of paid work experience in a health related field within the last five years.
Pass the examination given by the Board, with a score of at least 75%.
Is of good character.
Have a valid fingerprint clearance card.
That depends on when your application and all the required documentation is received, which would then be considered administratively complete. When your application is administratively complete you will be scheduled for the next examination. The application at the same time is put on the next available Board agenda for their approval pending passing the examination within the substantive time-frame of 105 days. The administrator and manager state examination is given on the first Thursday of each month
Yes. The Board maintains a file of those required documents that are sent in ahead of your application. The application process will not start until the application and fees are received.
Administrator licenses expire on June 30th of each even numbered year (2018, 2020, etc.)
Manager certificates expire on June 30th of each odd numbered year (2019, 2021, etc.).
It is important to keep your address, email address and telephone number current. Address and notice of appointments need to be completed in the portal at https://elicense.az.gov/
Starting 2024 Administrator licenses will expire 30 days after the licensee’s birthday. Starting 2025 Manager certificates will expire 30 days after the certificate holder’s birthday.
A license is nontransferable and remains in effect until 30 days after the licensee’s birthday of an even number year at which time the license may be renewed if the licensee otherwise complies with this article and unless the license has not been surrendered, suspended or revoked.
A certificate is nontransferable and remains in effect until 30 days after the certificate holder’s birthday of an odd numbered year, at which time the certificate may be renewed if the certificate holder otherwise complies with this article and the certificate has not been surrendered, suspended or revoked.
The license or certificate expires on June 30th. An expired license or certificate can be renewed if it is done by July 31st and an additional late fee is paid and all the other requirements for renewal are met.
If a license or certificate is expired past July 31st, it cannot be renewed and one would have to apply as a new applicant to get licensed or certified again.
Administrators have to complete a minimum of 50 hours of Board approved continuing education during the two year renewal period.
Managers have to complete 24 hours of Board approved continuing education during the two year renewal period.
If an administrator or manager does not take the required number of continuing education hours, their license or certificate will not be renewed. Also, an administrator or manager must have a valid fingerprint clearance card to renew their license or certificate.
Yes. If you are an administrator or manager who would like to oversee a second facility, you will need a duplicate license or duplicate certificate. To get a duplicate, you will need to fill out the duplicate request form and pay a fee of $75.00. This can be done through a service request in the e-licensing portal. The duplicate will then be signed by the Board members at the next Board meeting and then mailed. A manager can oversee no more than two facilities, no more than 25 miles apart. An administrator can oversee a second facility for no more than 90 days and no more than 25 miles apart.
If you are an administrator or manager who needs a duplicate original license or certificate then you will need to submit a written request and pay a $75.00 fee.