A Health Services Executive (HSE) is a qualification that allows applicants to “fast track” of their license in HSE approved states. HSE is not a license until the state you are applying to grants an HSE license. It is a portability of qualifications using national standards.
The HSE qualification recognizes a common core and unique entry level competencies by line of service. Successful demonstration of this combination of competencies (education, experience, and examination) meets or exceeds the current requirements of licensure to practice as a nursing home administrator (NHA), an assisted living administrator (RCAL), and administrators practicing in the field of home and community-based services (HCBS) in the majority of jurisdictions.
Currently, as of March 2022 there are 25 states with more expected to come onboard in the next two years. Some states may still require an NHA/RCAL license.
Interested candidates for the Health Services Executive qualification must first register and apply for the HSE through NABVerify at www.nabweb.org and be NAB HSE qualified prior to applying to BELTSS, the state board, for licensure.
State boards accept the validated HSE qualification and issue the license. Upon NAB approval, the HSE applicant will be approved by NAB to take the required Line of Service Examination(s) to achieve the HSE qualification.
Upon receiving NAB verification of an approved HSE, you may apply directly to your state board for licensure and NAB will transfer your HSE file to the Minnesota BELTSS Board.