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Title: Nursing Home Administrator
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Description: Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS)
Subject: Nursing Home Administrators
Nursing Homes
Creation Date: 9/15/2008 12:17:57 PM
Modification Date: 2/13/2023 12:38:42 PM
Agency Name: Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS), Minnesota Board of
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Agency Description: As a state agency, the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Support mission and primary responsibility is to protect the public by regulating the practice of the administrator, through ensuring that all persons licensed meet a minimum set of entry-level education and training standards, and are qualified, professional, ethical, and accountable. The Board also investigates and resolves complaints against administrators, Health Services Executives, and assisted living directors.
Agency Phone: 651-201-2730
Agency Fax: 651-201-2763
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Agency Address:
335 Randolph Ave., Ste. 210-B

St. Paul
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Criminal Background Check (CBC)
Minnesota law now requires that all applicants and license reinstatement must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check (Minn. Stat. § 214.075). The Minnesota Health Licensing Boards have cooperatively established the Criminal Background Check Program to help you efficiently complete this mandatory background check. Fingerprints are crosschecked with databases of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Applications for licensure and license reinstatement must include the $33.25 criminal background check fee with the application fee. After your application with proper fees are received, the Criminal Background Check Program will send you a packet containing additional information and directions. You are responsible for having your fingerprints taken promptly and for completing all required paperwork so as to not delay finalizing your license application. Previously taken fingerprints cannot be used. Some agencies charge a fee for fingerprinting services. Fingerprinting can be done without a fee at the Criminal Background Check Program office. 

Background checks are valid for one year from the date they are completed.  Please plan accordingly, as the Nursing Home Administrator application is valid for 18 months.

The CBC office is located at 335 Randolph Ave., Suite 180, St. Paul, MN 55102. It is suggested that applicants required to complete a background check in conjunction with their application do so on the day of their state exam. Please contact the CBC office to make an appointment after you receive the information packet.  

See the Criminal Background Check for more details. 

Rules: 6400.5000 - .6970

Statutes: 144A


All candidates must complete the Application with one of the following licensure tracks:

  • Option A: New Graduate from Minnesota or NAB LNHA program with examinations
  • Option B: Applicant with experience/course waivers, with examinations
  • Option C: Endorsement: LNHA/Administrator of Record in two of previous five years
  • Option D: ACHCA Certification

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Period of Issuance: Annual
Length of Determination: Board meets four times a year; national exams are given by appointment; state exams are given every other month.
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Nursing Home Administrator

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