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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.



Attention Licensure Applicants - State Exam Material Downloads

Books for the Minnesota NHA State Exam are currently unavailable from the Minnesota Bookstore.  Downloadable PDF versions of the material can be found at the following links:

MDH Rules  |  BENHA Statutes & Rules


2018 BENHA Renewal Newsletter

In this issue HSE Update, NAB CE Registry, Legislative Session Position Statement, Great Tools for AIT and MORE! Catch up on the highlights here...

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Criminal Background Checks - Effective September 1, 2017

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators is statutorily required to complete a Federal and State Criminal Background Check prior to issuing your license. In Minnesota, a formal application to the Board will initiate this separate processing conducted by another agency.   Initial results indicate this may add three to four weeks to complete the CBC and application to license process.  Once you apply online or the paper application is received, the Criminal Background Check Unit will contact you with directions to complete the CBC.  The $32.00 fee is added to your initial application and there is no additional fee if the background check if submitted within the first 90 days of an application.  The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators will be informed of the results and move your application forward.   

Minnesota Statute 214.075


MN BENHA State Exam - Next Date, November 1, 2018

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

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