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Administrator in Training (AIT)

NCSLA is proud to be a provider of the Administrator Certification program, approved by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation. The 120-hour program includes 16 hours of classroom instruction, 4-6 hours of independent study and a minimum of 100 hours working with an approved AIT preceptor at a licensed facility. The NCSLA program is designed to give the serious candidate an overall knowledge of the assisted living industry and a unique, practical understanding of what it takes to be a successful administrator. An added quality of our program is a review of Medicaid operational procedures and systems to assist new Administrators working in communities that provide care to residents approved for Medicaid benefits.

Testimonials from AIT Class Attendees

"I liked that all of the presenters were very open and honest, able to share their experiences and give honest feedback/answers to our questions."
"What I like most about the training was the knowledge of the instructor and the amount of care and interaction they put in with us students."
"Learning about the STAR rating system."

"All of the information I gathered."
"I loved all the content and speakers."

Registration is open for NCSLA to again offer the AIT training. Our next training will be at the Raleigh office December 7-8, 2021 from 9 am-5 pm.
All state-directed preventive measures 
will be in place.  Registration will be limited to comply with social distancing recommendations. 
For more information, contact Beth Oakley, Director of Education,

We look forward to assisting students as they pursue continued career growth!

2022 NC Senior Living AIT Calendar

All AIT training classes are held at: 
NC Senior Living Association
4010 Barrett Drive, Ste. 102, Raleigh, NC 27609
(Personal laptops are required for the training. Lunch is provided on site each day.)

AIT Registration Form

NC DHSR ACLS Administrator Requirements




NCSLA Online AIT Program Through UNC-Greensboro

With the recent surge in demand for online learning across the state, NCSLA is excited to be at the forefront of an affordable AIT online program available to anyone pursuing a career in the assisted living industry.  Students will utilize multiple modalities of on-line forums, reading assignments, quizzes and videos.  The format allows for students to work at their own pace and space to complete the classroom requirements of the AIT certification process. 

The 100-hour preceptorship in an approved ACH or FCH facility does not change. Nor do the other DHSR AIT certification requirements of a completed background check, application, college transcript and state exam. Scheduled calls between Beth Oakley, the preceptor, and the AIT student are also still a requirement for administrator certification.

The following AL professionals and NCSLA members have loaned their expertise to serve as instructors and subject matter experts:

·       Melody Adams, Administrator, Pee Dee Gardens Florence, South Carolina - a DePaul Senior Living Community

·       Tara Greene, Administrator, South Fork - a DePaul Senior Living Community

·       Jeff Horton, NCSLA Executive Director    

·       Beth Oakley, NCSLA Director of Education            

·       Richard Rutherford, Consultant LTSS Consulting, Inc.

·       Mark Spaur, Regional Director of Operations, DePaul Adult Care Communities

·       Marybeth Terry, PharmD, President, Southern Pharmacy Services

·       James Walters, Manager of Recruiting and Development, Affinity Living Group

·       Ed Weeks, Executive Director, Blakey Hall Assisted Living

·       Jaylee Wilson, LNHA, CALA, CDP, Divisional Vice President of Operations, Division 2, Affinity Living Group


Visit the UNCG website below for course information and registration:


Printable NCSLA/UNCG Online AIT Flyer