Certification: Assisted Living Nurse Certification

The exam is a certification exam that tests knowledge of care of the older adult in Assisted Living Facilities. The exam content includes the following:

Primary Care Considerations: can include questions about older adult population (demographics), normal aging, health promotion, environmental issues (e.g., safety), culture & ethnicity, spirituality, autonomy, sexuality, pharmacological considerations, culture and ethnicity.

Major Health Problems: can include questions regarding knowledge of physiological systems and psychosocial assessment.

Organizational & Health Policy: can include questions about LTC continuum, federal statutes and regulations, reimbursement, case management.

Professional Issues: can includes questions about scope and standards of practice, leadership and management, legal, ethical and research issues.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 4 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.