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KACE Administrator In Training Program 

Thank you for your interest in the Kansas Adult Care Executives (KACE) Administrator In Training (AIT) Program!

Education requirement: The education requirement for your initial Kansas licensure is a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. This degree can be in any field, it does not have to be in healthcare.

Hours: The KACE Administrator In Training Program consists of 480 clock hours of time spent in an adult care setting learning all facets of the Administrator’s role. The KACE training program is based on the National Association of Boards (NAB) of Adult Care Home Administrators training materials, the association that develops the national examination. The 480 practicum hours must be completed within 12 months of the start date. 

Preceptor: In KACE's program you will be under the supervision of an experienced Administrator (Preceptor), and he/she will help guide you through the process of working within each department in the facility to understand the tasks and responsibilities in each area. Click here for a list of KACE preceptors. 

Mentor: In addition to receiving help from your Preceptor, a Mentor will be assigned to you from the KACE AIT committee to help answer any questions you may have during the program and to serve as an additional resource.

Time frame: Applicants can start the program at any time throughout the year, after all required documents are completed and payment is received. The 480 practicum hours must be completed within 12 months of the start date. 

Cost: The cost of the KACE program is $1,900. For this fee you will receive or experience

·        Facilitation of the program by the KACE AIT Coordinator between your Preceptor, Mentor and     KDADS

·        NAB, Nursing Home Administrators Examination Online Study Guide;  

·        Singh, Douglas, A. Effective Management of Long-Term Care Facilities; 

·        Townsend, Joseph E.,  The Principles of Health Care Administration      

·        KACE AIT Resource Manual

·        A mandatory Day in Topeka to meet representatives from Survey & Certification at KDADS, Fire Marshal's office, Licensing Administrator from KDADS Health Occupations Credentialing, Long- Term Care Ombudsman, and others.  

·        Examination Preparation Seminars- held quarterly and taught by professionals currently practicing in the adult care field; included in your fee for KACE AITs, and $200 for other AIT programs

·        Four online practice tests through NAB (two Core and two NHA tests); and

·        KACE AITs may attend KACE education events free of charge during their AIT program. This includes the KACE convention in August, Tanner-Foster conference in February, KACE Joint Provider, and other education events throughout the year 

Membership: KACE AITs will receive one year of free KACE membership after becoming a licensed administrator 

Scholarships: KACE offers two scholarship opportunities for AITs. The application for both scholarships are due June 30th, and the scholarships are awarded in August. The Bob Bethel Scholarship covers the cost of the AIT program, and the Tanner Foster Scholarship covers the cost of the state and federal exams. AITs can apply for both scholarships. AITs can apply for the scholarships before or after they begin the program. 

Bob Bethel Scholarship Application 2021.pdf

Tanner Foster Scholarship Application 2021.pdf

KDADS: Click here for an overview of the training requirements from KDADS (Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services). 

Application: Click here to apply for the KACE Administrator In Training Program. 

Questions: If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Melissa (Mille) St. John at, or (785) 273-4393.


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