Licensed Assisted Living Director Program

Care Providers of Minnesota has collaborated with Relias to develop a comprehensive licensed assisted living director (LALD) education program. This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) and meets the education requirements of Minnesota Rule Chapter 6400.

Completion of the LALD program is one step toward earning an assisted living director license. LALD applicants may need to pass two exams—NAB, which is a national exam, and a Minnesota exam—and complete a mentorship. Complete details on LALD requirements and application may be found on the BELTSS website. The fees for the national and state exams are not included in the LALD program fee.

View the supplemental ALD state examination bibliography here

Check out the LALD program flyer here.
 

Care Providers of Minnesota LALD program highlights
  • Program is virtual and self-paced
  • 120+ hours of education 
  • 130+ on-demand education modules
  • Education modules are available 24/7
  • Registrants have unlimited access to education modules for 12 months
  • Registrants will receive two digital handbooks with Minnesota module materials and Minnesota assisted living laws and regulations
  • Program is hosted on Relias learning management platform that tracks module completion

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Cost
$825 including unlimited access to education modules for 12 months and a digital handbook. Care Providers of Minnesota members receive a 25% discount with a coupon code. Members click here for the coupon code.

Minnesota expert presenters
Care Providers of Minnesota appreciates the significant contribution of the subject matter experts who have developed presentations and materials for the Minnesota-specific modules.
  • Family and Resident Councils  
    • Lindsay Schmidt, LALD, Director of Marketing & Hospitality, Dellwood Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Assisted Living Employment-Related Training 
    • Jill Schewe, LALD, Director of Assisted Living, Housing & Home Care, Care Providers of Minnesota 
    • Nicole Mattson, LHSE, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MA, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Care Providers of Minnesota 
  • Agreements with Other Healthcare Providers 
    • Mary Nell Zellner, LNHA, LSW, President/CEO, Zellner Senior Health Consulting, LLC 
  • Application of Landlord-Tenant Law to Assisted Living Providers 
    • Michelle R. Klegon, Attorney, Klegon Law Office, Ltd. 
  • Assisted Living Resident Rights and Addressing Complaints 
    • Rebecca K. Coffin, Partner, Voigt, Rodè, Boxeth & Coffin, LLC 
    • Robert F. Rodè, Partner, Voigt, Rodè, Boxeth & Coffin, LLC 
  • Emergency Preparedness in Minnesota’s Licensed Assisted Living Facilities 
    • Doug Beardsley, LNHA, LALD, Vice President of Member Services, Care Providers of Minnesota 
    • Jill Schewe, LALD, Director of Assisted Living, Housing & Home Care, Care Providers of Minnesota 
  • Licensed Assisted Living Survey & Enforcement Process 
    • Doug Beardsley, LNHA, LALD, Vice President of Member Services, Care Providers of Minnesota 
  • Marketing & Sales Basics  
    • Monica Hunter, Senior Director of Business Development, Lifespark Senior Living (Formerly Tealwood Senior Living) 
  • Minnesota Nursing Practice - Key Concepts and Practical Applications 
    • Karolee Withers (formerly Alexander), RN, RAC-CT, Director of Clinical & Reimbursement Consulting, Pathway Health 
  • Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Team 
    • Karolee Withers (formerly Alexander), RN, RAC-CT, Director of Clinical & Reimbursement Consulting, Pathway Health 
  • Grounds and Contract Management 
    • John L. Huhn, Vice President of Senior Living Operations, Community Living Solutions 
  • Role of Long-Term Care Ombudsman 
    • Cheryl Hennen, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care 
  • Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Protection  
    • Linda Hall, MA, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Nurse Consultant, Advanced Health Institute (AHI)  
  • Show Me the Money—Payment Sources 
    • Todd Bergstrom, Director of Research & Data Analysis, Care Providers of Minnesota 
  • Quality Management Activity 
    • Racey Gasior, MS, Lead Quality & Experience Specialist, Lifespark (Formerly Tealwood Senior Living) 
  • Physical Environment Requirements – Dementia Care 
    • Michael Mireau, Public Health Architect, Assisted Living Physical Environment Supervisor, Engineering Services, Minnesota Department of Health 


Mentorship
Care Providers of Minnesota has created a directory of members who are licensed Assisted Living Directors (LALDs) or licensed Health Service Executives (HSEs) through BELTSS and are willing to be a mentor to someone in the process of getting their LALD. 

Other resources
Care Providers of Minnesota resource—Minnesota Assisted Living License Regulations: a hard copy of assisted living statutes and regulations. A digital version is included in the LALD program handbook.  

National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)—LALD applicants may need to take and pass the NAB test, which has two components: National Core of Knowledge Exam for Long Term Care Administrators and National Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Line of Service Examination Program. Care Providers of Minnesota strongly recommends LALD applicants consider buying the NAB study guide and practice tests to increase the likelihood of passing success. 





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Cheryl Smith
Cheryl Smith
Director of Education
952-851-2488