Assisted Living Residence Administrator Training

The Colorado Gerontological Society is an approved provider of the Assisted Living Administrator Training course required for licensure of assisted living facilities in Colorado by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Basic Requirements

All individuals who own or operate (including in a temporary capacity) a Colorado assisted living facility are required to complete:

A 1.5-hour orientation;

The 40-hour full training prior to assuming the administrator position;  As of July 1, 2019, all individuals wanting to be an ALR administrator must take the 40 hour class and pass the competency exam

All individuals who own or operate an assisted living in Colorado must be certified

Administrator Training Components


Individuals in the 40-hour course are required to attend a mandatory one and one/half-hour virtual orientation session.

The virtual orientation session will cover logistics of training participation, including scheduling, instruction times, group and class work, independent study, access to materials, testing details and questions, and more.

Online Competency Test

Individuals taking the 40-hour administrator class are required to pass a competency test to demonstrate a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the Chapter 7 rules, regulations and topics. The test is open book, taken online and must be completed within 10 days of completing the course.

Testing requirements are announced during the class.

Certification and Letter of Completion

A certificate and letter of completion will be issued by The Society upon successful completion of the course and test.

Class Schedule & Registration

The Society offers Assisted Living Administrator Training quarterly. Registrants must take the orientation, and all five days of training


40-Hour Administrator Training

The course content meets rigorous standards set by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to ensure that assisted living administrators are equipped to ensure the health and safety of their residents.

Choose a session below to register:

Date/Time Event Registration
June 28, 2024 Summer Training Orientation (9:30 am to 11:00 am orientation only) Register
July 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24 2024 Summer Training (class meets 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with 30 minutes for lunch)
September 6, 2024 Fall Training Orientation (9:30 am to 11:00 am orientation only) Register
September 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25, 2024 Fall Training (class meets 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with 30 minutes for lunch)


Proof of Identity & Lawful Presence

The State of Colorado requires that all class participants must prove identity to receive a certificate of completion of the administrator training.

You will be required to sign a copy of the state approved form documenting lawful presence and submit a copy of a current Colorado 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 other form of photo tribal identification; current passport, or current student identification.

Submit copies of the lawful presence affidavit and your identification in one of the following ways:

  • Mail copy to:
    Colorado Gerontological Society
    1129 N Pennsylvania St
    Denver, CO 80203
  • Email an encrypted copy to:

Refunds & Cancelations

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 in the same payment method as the original registration.

Individuals who cancel less than one week prior to the start of the training will not be entitled to a refund.