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Nursing Home Administrator Program

The Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) is governed by the Health and Safety Code Sections 1416 through 1416.84 and must assure that the health, safety, security, and rights of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) residents are safeguarded by setting standards for licensing of Nursing Home Administrators (NHAs), administering a training program for NHAs, testing and issuing licenses, and administering an enforcement program for disciplinary action against NHAs.

NHAP continues to strive for excellence in ensuring that California Nursing Homes are managed by qualified professional NHAs.

NHAP License Information

Verify Nursing Home Administrator Licenses On-Line Opens a new browser window.
Continuing Education Fact Sheet  PDFOpens a new browser window.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Becoming a Nursing Home Administrator PDFOpens a new browser window.
Nursing Home Administrator Examination Instructions PDFOpens a new browser window.
Becoming an Administrator-In-Training (AIT) (CDPH 502 Instructions)PDFOpens a new browser window.
NHAP Approved Continuing Education ProvidersPDFOpens a new browser window.

Important Dates

2017 Preceptor Training Dates

2017 State Examination Dates


NHAP Fee List Effective July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017PDFOpens a new browser window.

NHAP Forms

Application Package for AIT

Application Package for Provisional License

Application Package for Master's or Reciprocity Applicants

All NHAP forms and applications

Related Links

Health and Safety Codes Governing the Nursing Home Administrators PDFOpens a new browser window.

All Facilities Letter 02/14/2014 PDFOpens a new browser window.

NHAP Contact Information

Mailing Address:
MS 3302
P.O. Box 997416
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416

Email Link: NHAP@cdph.ca.gov
Phone Number: (916) 552-8780
Fax Number: Fax: (916) 552-8777


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