Long Term Care Professional Education
Assisted Living Administrator Certification and CEUs
Nursing Home Administrator CEUs
Social Worker CEUs

"A Continuing Tradition of Excellence"

Health Services Education for Long Term Care Professionals, Assisted Living Manager Certification, Nursing Home Administrators - The Center for Health Services Education, CHSER
Management education and training for dedicated and talented individuals focusing on the knowledge and skills required to provide quality care and service for our national treasure

- our seniors and the physically and mentally challenged. -

 
 


 


Continuing Education (CE)
Credit Hours for:
 
  • Assisted Living Managers

  • Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators

  • Registered Nurses

  • Licensed Vocational Nurses

  • Social Workers

  • Activity Directors

 

Training on Useful Topics for
Other Health Care Providers:
 
  • Adult Day Care

  • Home Health

  • Hospice

  • Hospitals

  • Any organization working with Seniors or the Physically or Mentally Challenged

 

Other Services Available Through CHSER:

 
  • Facility Feasibility Studies

  • Project Design & Organizational Development

  • Management Consulting

  • Custom Designed Education & Training Programs

  • Senior Market Research

  • Health Care & Consumer Product Research for Seniors

  • Real Estate Brokerage Services for Long Term Care Properties

 

Frequently Asked Questions
 
  1. What is the Center for Health Services Education and Research (CHSER)?
  2. What are the benefits of attending programs offered by CHSER?
  3. What is the Assisted Living Management Certificate Program?
  4. When and  how did the program get started?
  5. Is this course required to be an assisted living manager in Texas?
  6. What do I put in professional correspondence to designate completion of the certificate program?
  7. How do I renew my certificate?
  8. Where can I get my CE hours?
  9. What is NAB?
  10. Is there an inactive status for Certified Assisted Living Managers?
  11. If I miss a day or days of an educational program, can I make it up elsewhere?
  12. Will this program work in other states?
  13. What if my certificate expires before I renew it?
  14. What is the Advanced Practice Seminar Series?
  15. Do these CE hours count for other health professionals?
  16. What other services are offered through the Center?

What is the Center for Health Services Education and Research (CHSER)?

The Center for Health Services Education and Research was developed several years ago by Dr. Beth Knox and Dr. Marian Upchurch. Dr. Knox and Dr. Upchurch are credentialed  long term care professionals. They have a combined total of over forty-six years of experience in teaching academic and continuing education programs related to long term care.  They are also involved in research and consultation in addition to being active in state and national professional organizations.  ...back to top...


What are the benefits of attending programs offered by CHSER?

The Center for Health Services Education and Research represents a continuing tradition of excellence in programs and services. In addition to Dr. Knox and Dr. Upchurch, other CHSER faculty members are also skilled presenters with impressive credentials and experience.  The Center also maintains an extensive data base with records of attendance for each participant.  In addition, the Center can be contacted for verification of attendance or certificate completion, or for replacement of documentation such as letters or certificates.  There is no charge for this service.  Also, the Center provides a resource for informal consultation to program participants.  We are committed to building relationships and providing a continuing network of services. ...back to top...


What is the Assisted Living Management Certificate Program?

This program consists of a two part educational program .  All hours are NAB approved.  Part I consists of a 24 hour (three day format) program designed to provide information regarding assisted living management which meets the minimum requirements for assisted living managers in Texas. Participants from other states should check with their state authority to assure that the state accepts NAB approved CEUs.  Part II consists of an additional 16 hour (two day format) program designed to provide additional information beyond minimum requirements to enhance the knowledge of the assisted living manager and other health care professionals. The complete program consisting of both Level I and Level II  is 40 hours.  At the completion of both Level I and Level II, the participant takes an examination. Upon successful completion of the examination, the participant is issued an individually numbered and dated certificate.  The certificate is good for  2 years and must be renewed with 24 hours of continuing education appropriate to assisted living and approved by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB). ...back to top...


When and how did the program get started?

In 1995, The Assisted Living Management Certificate Program was developed in response to a growing need for professional training for managers.  The program was developed by Dr. Knox and Dr. Upchurch after reviewing the requirements in other states for assisted living managers and the NAB Domains of Practice.  We wanted a program that could be beneficial in Texas as well as in other  states and also complied with the NAB Domains of Practice for assisted living managers. ...back to top...


Is this course required to be an assisted living manager in Texas?

At this time, the educational requirements state that after August1, 2000, a manager must have completed at least one educational course on the management of assisted living facilities which includes information on the assisted living standards; resident characteristics (including dementia); resident assessment and skills working with residents; basic principles of management; food and nutrition services; federal laws, with emphasis on the American’s with Disabilities Act’s accessibility requirements; community resources; ethics; and financial management.  This course must be 24 hours in length.  Level I meets these requirements. ...back to top...


What do I put in professional correspondence to designate completion of the certificate program

The letters C.A.L.M. representing Certified Assisted Living Manager  is the appropriate designation to place after your name.

Example:

Jane Smith, C.A.L.M.
 Assisted Living Manager

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How do I renew my certificate?

The certificate is good for 2 years from the date of issue.  Within that time frame, you need to complete 24 hours of continuing education related to assisted living and approved by NAB. You should keep a record of these continuing education hours on the Continuing Education Record  Form which is sent to you with your certificate ( and also available on this web-site or at our other programs). Approximately one month prior to the expiration of your certificate, you should send the completed Continuing Education Record and renewal fee (presently $50.00) to:

The Center for Health Services Education & Research
PO Box 1654
San Marcos, TX 78667

Documentation of your renewal will be sent to you in the form of a renewal certificate.

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Where can I get my CE hours?

Continuing education hours in assisted living are available at several locations through the Advanced Practice Seminar Series offered by the Center for Health Services Education & Research (CHSER).  CE hours  must be NAB approved.  If you have any questions regarding the approval of a continuing education provider to offer assisted living continuing education hours suitable for the renewal of your certificate, please contact us prior to the offering of the CE program.  Continuing education credit obtained through distance learning is limited to a maximum of eight hours. ...back to top...


What is NAB?

NAB refers to the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards.  This organization provides examinations and approval of educational programs for long term care professionals throughout the nation. ...back to top...


Is there an inactive status for Certified Assisted Living Managers?

Yes. If you are currently not working in the field, or wish to be classified as an inactive assisted living manager, you may request the inactive status from the Center for Health Services Education & Research.  You will be placed on an inactive manager’s list for a two year period.  To reactivate your certificate, 24 hours of continuing education obtained through the CHSER Advanced Practice Seminar Series, 16 hours classroom and 8 hours self study, must be completed and submitted using the Continuing Education Record and the current renewal fee of $50.00. ...back to top...


If I miss a day or days of an educational program, can I make it up elsewhere?

Yes, with prior notice you can make up the day or days missed in another location. There is no additional charge.  ...back to top...


Will this program work in other states?

This educational program is approved for 40 hours of assisted living management education by NAB.  The requirements for assisted living managers vary from state to state. These requirements are available from each state. ...back to top...


What if my certificate expires before I renew it?

Your certificate can be reinstated through the completion of 24 hours of continuing education obtained through the CHSER Advanced Practice Seminar Series. ...back to top...


What is the Advanced Practice Seminar Series?

This series of educational seminars consists of 1 day to 3 day offerings on selected topics that comply with the NAB Domains of Practice for long term care administrators  (nursing home administrators and assisted living managers) and provides additional information beyond the basic information of Level I and Level II.  This series (3 days – 24 hours) is required for reinstatement of an expired certificate and for reactivation of an inactive certificate.  This series is recommended for all long term care providers in addition to those individuals who presently hold certificates and need continuing education hours for renewal.  Also – 6 hours of Ethics is included during the first day of each Advanced Practice Seminar Series. ...back to top...


Do these CE hours count for other health professionals?

Yes ! 
Level I
  provides continuing education hours for Nursing Facility Administrators (24 hrs); RNs (27.3 hrs); LVNs (27.3 hrs);and  Social Workers (24 hrs).

Level II provides continuing education hours for Nursing Facility Administrators (16 hrs); RNs (16 hrs); LVNs (16 hrs); Social Workers (16 hrs). 

Advanced Practice Seminar Series provides 8 hours for each day of attendance to Assisted Living Mangers, Nursing Facility Administrators and Social Workers including 6 hours of ethics during the first day of each Series. Credits for RNs and LVNs has been approved for 29.4 hours for the 3 day Series.  This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This activity meets Type I criteria for mandatory continuing education requirements toward  relicensure as established by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas.
 
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What other services are offered through the Center?

The Center for Health Services Education & Research offers the following services: market feasibility studies for proposed assisted living communities, educational programs custom designed for specific needs, management consulting,  market research, project design, organizational development and other management and educational services for the long term care profession and industry. ...back to top...

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The Center for Health Services Education and Research
PO Box 1654, San Marcos, TX  78667-1654
 

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Why do so many professionals choose CHSER?

"Excellent level of knowledge in each topic."

"Ethics session - thought provoking..."
"Good scope of information, helpful examples of documents."
"Regulations session - WOW!"
"Assessment session - Best Yet!"
"Case studies were good - this is the best learning opportunity!"
"Humor was wonderful!"
"Excellent handouts!"
"Very Informative!  Great friendly learning experience!"
"Good program - I would recommend it to everyone!"
 

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