Assisted Living Residence Administrator Training (July/August 2022)

Silvia Mendez

Date(s) - 07/12/2022 - 08/10/2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Colorado Gerontological Society is an approved provider of the Assisted Living Facility Administrator Training required for licensure of assisted living facilities in Colorado.

The 40-hour administrator training and the 16-hour supplementary administrator training is offered quarterly, as a virtual course, with a mandatory 1.5-hour orientation. Total cost for the course is $825 which includes CGS membership, class materials, exam preparation tools and instructor access. Participants must register for the complete six-day course. Partial registrations will not be accepted.

The maximum class size is 20 participants. The third quarter training will be from July 12 – August 10, 2022.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.  As of July 1, 2019, Colorado Department of Public Health individuals who wish to be an administrator of an assisted living residence must have 40 hours of training in specific content areas and pass a competency exam. Individuals who previously successfully completed the 30-hour administrator training class, and who were not an administrator of record, can take attend the supplementary training administrator class to meet the current training requirements.

CURRICULUM.  The Society offers the following curriculum to meet these additional training requirements including

  1. CDPHE rules in Chapter 7 and 2
  2. Volume 8 (Medicaid), and Public Safety and Life Safety
  3. Policies and procedures
  4. Staff training and supports
  5. Care and delivery of services
  6. Emergency procedures and planning
  7. Interior/Exterior Environments
  8. Business Operations including: HIPAA, contracts, budgeting, business strategic planning, insurance, labor laws, and marketing, state and federal mandates, human resources,


To be deemed to meet the training and competency requirement in 6 CCR 1011-1 Chapter 07, [6.4, 6.5 and 6.6], individuals can be certified by

  1. Completing the 40-hour administrator class
  2. Passing the competency exam with an 80% or higher


  1. Register for the complete forty-hour course.
  2. Attend 40 hour virtual class, with self-directed learning modules, live lectures, and a competency exam.
  3. Attend mandatory one and one-half hour orientation session
  4. Complete final course exam online with an 80% passing score. Must be completed at a time agreed upon by the class.
  5. Cost is $825 which includes CGS membership, class materials, and access to course instructors.

For more information, call 303-333-3482.

NOTE: For those individuals who previously complete the 30-hour training, The Society offers a 16-hour administrator training course as required for licensure.

The maximum class size is 20 participants. The fourth quarter training will be from July 25 to July 29, 2022.

Tentative Class Schedule
This schedule is preliminary and may be subject to change. This is in no way a guarantee of offered courses or time/date of instruction.

Day Time Course Instructor
Orientation Session Thursday, July 12, 2022 09:30 – 11:00 Course Orientation Eileen Doherty, MS
Day One Monday, July 19, 2022 09:00 – 12:00 CDPHE – Health Facilities Website
CDPHE Chapter 7
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 – 05:00 CDPHE Chapter 2
HCPF – Volume 8
Department of Public Safety
Consumer Protection – Placement Agencies
Eileen Doherty, MS
Day Two Tuesday, July 20, 2022 09:00 – 12:00 CDHS – Elder Abuse/Ombudsman
Retail Food/Hazardous/Medical Waste
Policies and Procedures
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 – 05:00 Resident Assessment
Care Plans
Plans of Correction
Pat Cook, RN
Day Three Tuesday, July 26, 2022 09:00 – 12:00 Cultural and Linguistic Service Delivery
Person-Centered Care
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 – 05:00 Residents Rights
Medication Management
Kitchen and Dining
Pat Cook, RN
Day Four Wednesday July 27, 2022 09:00 – 12:00 Cognitive and Behavioral Care
Advance Care Planning
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 – 05:00 Staff Training
Human Resources
Infection Control
Pat Cook, RN
Day Five Tuesday, August 9, 2022 09:00 – 12:00 Secure Environment
Resident Engagement
Physical Plant
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 – 05:00 Medical Emergencies
Falls & Lift Assist
Emergency Operations Planning
Pat Cook, RN
Day Six Wednesday, August 10, 2022 09:00 – 12:00 Labor Laws
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 – 05:00 Budgeting
Strategic Planning
State and Federal Mandates
Brining It All Together
Eileen Doherty, MS

Course Policies

Refund Policy: All cancellations must be received in writing five days prior to the session. A $100 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. Refunds will be made approximately thirty days after the training. Individuals who cancel less than one week prior to the training start will not be entitled to a refund.

Proof of Identity: The State requires that all registrants must prove identity to receive a certificate of participation in the Administrator training. During the training, please be prepared to upload a scanned copy of a current Colorado’s Driver’s License, Current Colorado non-driver identification card; current US federal, state, or local government-issued identification (including military); current tribal enrollment card with photo or another form of photo tribal identification; current passport, or current student identification. Copies will be kept on file. Individuals will be required to sign a State Approved Form documenting they have shown proof of identity.