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The mission of the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators is to promote the public's interest in quality care and effective services for residents of nursing facilities by ensuring that licensed administrators are qualified to perform their administrative duties.

2016-2017 Renewal for LNHAs - Late Renewal Processing After June 30th

Late renewals are available online through September 30th. 

Current licenses expire June 30 each year. The fee for late renewal is $250 ($200 renewal fee + $50 late fee). Renewals during this time may be subject to CEU audit and LNHAs who are administrators of record in Minnesota skilled facilities may be subject to ramifications regarding compliance issues resulting from unlicensed practice.


To renew online before September 30th:

  1. Log-in to you online user account (I forgot my username/password)
  2. Select the renewal option in your user account
  3. Have your CE certificates and method of payment (VISA or Mastercard/credit or debit) ready
  4. Complete the online renewal process

Late renewals will be accepted by mail until October 20, 2016, please contact BENHA for a paper renewal application.

If you do not receive your license within a week of submitting your renewal and have not received an email from Board staff regarding a CE audit or other issue, contact the board office.


Governor Appointments to BENHA

ST. PAUL, MN – On June 30, 2016, Governor Mark Dayton announced the following appointments to the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.
Steven Chies – Coon Rapids, MN
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
Proprietary Nursing Home Administrator
Effective: June 28, 2016
Also appointed on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health, Michelle Ness acting as an ex-officio member.

LNHA Job Posting Service

A LNHA requested that BENHA provide a job posting service which is now live on the website with a limited group of postings. The Board supports the existing association model of job postings and added this feature as another resource to connect the LNHA to communities requiring a LNHA as their administrator of record.  Since it is a trial period, the board appreciates any feedback to improve this new service.  

PROPOSED RULEMAKING – Dual Notice Publish on June 20, 2016

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (“Board”) continues with formal rulemaking. The Board published the dual notice for public hearing and did not receive the required 25 public comments, and therefore will not hold a public hearing.  Please contact the Board office if you have any comments as we build quality standards for the long term care Administrator.  The public documents are listed below.

Supporting Documentation and Links:

Additional Documents:

MN BENHA State Exam - Next Date, September 15, 2016

A current licensure and exam application must be on file with the office to be eligible to sit for the exam. Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.

Review the Applicant Handbook

Apply for Licensure


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