Assisted Living Administrator Training (Fall 2023)

Eugene Doherty

Date(s) - 10/03/2023
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 is offered quarterly, as a virtual course, with a mandatory 1.5-hour orientation. The course is split into three two-day sessions to help prospective administrators balance attendance with other obligations.

The maximum class size is 20 participants. Total cost is 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.


As of July 1, 2019, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) requires assisted living facility administrators to take forty (40) hours of training in specific content areas and pass a competency exam for facility licensure. Individuals who previously successfully completed the old 30-hour administrator training class (prior to June 24, 2018) can take attend the 16-hour supplementary training administrator class to meet the current training requirements.


The Society offers the following curriculum to meet the mandated 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 course
  2. Attend the mandatory 1.5-hour orientation session
  3. Attend 40-hour virtual class, with self-directed learning modules, live lectures, and a competency exam.
  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.


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 September 28, 2023
09:30 am – 11:00 am Course Orientation Eileen Doherty, MS
Day One
Tuesday October 3, 2023
09:00 am – 12:00 pm CDPHE – Health Facilities Website
CDPHE Chapter 7
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm CDPHE Chapter 2
HCPF – Volume 8
Department of Public Safety
Consumer Protection – Placement Agencies
Eileen Doherty, MS
Day Two
Wednesday October 4, 2023
09:00am – 12:00 pm CDHS – Elder Abuse/Ombudsman
Retail Food/Hazardous/Medical Waste
Policies and Procedures
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm Resident Assessment
Care Plans
Plans of Correction
Pat Cook, RN
Day Three
Tuesday October 10, 2023
09:00 am – 12:00 pm Cultural and Linguistic Service Delivery
Person-Centered Care
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm Residents Rights
Medication Management
Kitchen and Dining
Pat Cook, RN
Day Four
Wednesday October 11, 2023
09:00 am – 12:00 pm Cognitive and Behavioral Care
Advance Care Planning
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 am – 05:00 pm Staff Training
Human Resources
Infection Control
Pat Cook, RN
Day Five
Tuesday October 17, 2023
09:00am – 12:00 pm Secure Environment
Resident Engagement
Physical Plant
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm Medical Emergencies
Falls & Lift Assist
Emergency Operations Planning
Pat Cook, RN
Day Six
Wednesday October 18, 2023
09:00 am – 12:00 pm Labor Laws
Eileen Doherty, MS
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm Strategic Planning
State and Federal Mandates
Brining It All Together
Eileen Doherty, MS


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.