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.

BELTSS provided two recordings, which  can give you some insight on what it means to be a licensed professional under BELTSS and how to navigate the BELTSS website

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 PDF files that include: a suggested order of module completion and Minnesota Assisted Living affiliated statutes and rules
  • Program is hosted on Relias learning management platform that tracks module completion

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Once a person successfully completes all course modules and passes the module tests, Care Providers of Minnesota will submit verified proof of course completion to the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS).

$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.

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 PDF file is included in the purchased program module list. 

National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Board (NAB) - LALD applicants must take and pass two NAB exams: National Core of Knowledge Exam for Long Term Care Administrators (NAB Core) and the National Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Line of Service Exam (RCAL). 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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Shauna Kapsner
Shauna Kapsner
Director of Education & Events

Loni Lagro
Education Support Specialist