All candidates making application for licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Maryland are required to pass both the Maryland State's Standards Examination and the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) Examination. The Maryland exam is a 100-question computer-based exam and the NAB exam is a 150-question computer-based exam. To quality for the examinations, candidates must have completed a minimum of 8 months of the Administrator-In-Training program, or its equivalent, and the 100-hour course, if required.
The Maryland State's Standards Examination covers sections of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) that apply to nursing facilities. The breakdown of questions on the examination is as follows:
10.07.02 - 55 questions
10.07.09 - 20 questions
10.09.10 - 10 questions
10.09.24 - 5 questions
10.15.03 - 10 questions
When an applicant for the AIT program appears before the Credentials Committee for the initial interview, a binder of all regulations and a CD-ROM will be provided which contains all of the regulations covered on the examination. Out-of-State licensees will be provided the binder and CD-ROM after the Board reviews and approves their application for endorsement.
Effective April 1, 2013, the Maryland State's Standards examination is a computer-based test available online. The examination is administered through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Candidates for licensure can learn more about the Maryland exam and must register for the exam by going to the NAB website (www.nabweb.org) and clicking on the "Examination" link.
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) administers the national examination. Effective January 1, 2003, registration for the national examination must be completed online. A candidate will require:
An internet-capable PC with attached printer
An internet connection (DSL or modem)
Internet Explorer (4.0 or better)
An e-mail account
A valid Visa or MasterCard
Candidates for licensure can learn more about the NAB exam and can register for the exam by going to the NAB website (www.nabweb.org) and clicking on the "Examinations" link.
Dr. James E. Allen, Long Term Care Education
Telephone: (919) 815-0387
Barbara Hughes Leasure
Carroll Lutheran Village
St. Joseph's College of Maine