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.

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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;
And either:

The 40-hour full training prior to assuming the administrator position; Or

The 16-hour supplemental training if you were not the administrator of record of an operating assisted living prior to July 1, 2019.

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

Administrator Training Components


Orientation

Individuals in the 40-hour course and the 16-hour course are required to attend a mandatory two-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.

40-Hour Administrator Training

A 40-contact-hour curriculum including 20-hours of applicable state regulations and an additional 20-hours including an overview of business operations, daily business management, physical plant, resident care and resident psychosocial needs. Register

16-Hour Supplemental Administrator Training

Individuals who completed the previously approved 30-hour certification training before June 30, 2018 and who were not grandfathered by being the administrator of record of a Colorado facility on or before July 1, 2019 are eligible to take a special supplemental 16-hour training course instead of the full 40-hour course and still meet the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s licensure requirements.
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Online Competency Test

Individuals taking the 40-hour administrator class, as well as those taking the 16-hour supplemental administrator class are required to pass a competency test to demonstrate a comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the Chapter 7 rules and regulations and topics. The test is open book, taken online and must be completed within ten 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.
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Class Schedule & Registration


The Society offers Assisted Living Administrator Training quarterly. The 40-hour training and 16-hour supplemental training are scheduled concurrently in winter, spring, summer and fall sessions.
Choose a session below to register.
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40-Hour Administrator Training

Available to individuals who have not previously taken the training and have not been an assisted living administrator of record. Registrants must take the orientation, and all six days of training.

Choose a session below to register to the "Assisted Living Residence Administrator Training " training:

Date/Time Event Registration
07/12 – 08/10, 2022 Summer Training (July/August 2022) Register
09/27 – 10/12, 2022 Fall Training (September/October 2022) Register

16-Hour Supplemental Administrator Training

Available to individuals who have previously taken the 30-hour training and have not been an assisted living administrator of record with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment prior to December 31, 2018. Registrants must take the Orientation, Day One, Day Two (half day) and Day Six of the Administrator Training.

Choose a session below to register to the "Assisted Living Facility Owner/Operator Supplemental" training:


Date/Time Event Registration
07/12 – 08/10, 2022 Summer Training (July/August 2022) Register
09/27 – 10/12, 2022 Fall Training (September/October, 2022) Register

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.

Registrants for the full 40-hour course will attend all six days of training.

Registrants for the supplemental 16-hour course will attend only days one, two (half day) and six of the training.

Course Orientation

Day 1
Mon.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
-CDPHE - Health Facilities Website
-Chapter 7

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
-CDPHE - Chapter 2
-HCPF- Volume 8
-Department of Public Safety – Life Safety Code
-Consumer Protection – Placement Agencies

Day 2
Tues.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
-CDHS – Elder Abuse/Ombudsman
-Retail Food Establishment
-Hazardous/Medical Waste

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
-Resident Assessment
-Care Plans
-Plans of Correction

Day 3
Wed.

9:00 am - 12:00 am
-Cultural and Linguistic Service Delivery
-Person- Centered Care

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
-Residents Rights
-Medication Management
-Kitchen and Dining

Day 4 Thur.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
-Cognitive and Behavioral Care
-Advance Care Planning

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
-Staff Training
-Human Resources
-Infection Control

Day 5
Fri.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
-Secure Environment
-Resident Engagement
-Physical Plant

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
-Medical Emergencies
-Falls & Lift Assist
-Emergency Operations Planning

Day 6 Sat.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
-Labor Laws
-Contracts
-Insurance
-HIPAA/Confidentiality

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
-Budgets
-Strategic Planning
-Marketing
-State and Federal Mandates
-Bringing It All Together

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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’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 other form of photo tribal identification; current passport, or current student identification. 

Submit copies of 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 cogs@senioranswers.org

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.