ALF/RCF Administrator Training

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The OHCA 40-hour Administrator Training Program offers a unique opportunity to learn about best practices from a variety of management companies, communities and respected consultants. It focuses on understanding values-based program concepts and practical implementation of critical resident services. This training program is designed to balance information, resource materials, and interactive exercises. This course will prepare you to develop services and procedures that reflect community-based care values and comply with licensing rules. Attendees will discuss emerging issues that impact services and how to comply with regulatory intent. Managers who attend this training will gain insight necessary to guide corporate policy development and undertake local community oversight.

Upcoming Dates:

General Course Information

8:30am – 5:00pm
Oregon Medical Education Center
11740 SW 68th Parkway
Portland, OR 97223

Registration Fees:

$695/OHCA Members

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Activity Director Training Course

OHCA’s Activity Director Training Course is a self-paced, home study training. Attendees can enroll and begin this course at any time – making it the perfect training for busy professionals or people entering the field of long term care.

This course meets the 36-hour training requirements for nursing facility activity directors and the training requirements of OAR 411-086-0230(1)(a)(D) (Activity Services) for Nursing Facility Activity Directors. It covers all required topics under OAR 411-086-0230 Exhibit 86-1: 36-Hour Activities Workshop Required Curriculum.


OHCA Members: $250/person
Nonmembers: $350/person

Registration Form & Brochure

Activity Director Qualifications and Requirements

For questions or help registering, contact Melodie King, CMP, Director of Education, Oregon Health Care Association at (503) 726-5227 or

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does this course work?
Once you have registered and paid for the course, you will receive a materials packet via mail or fax from the instructor. Complete this packet in full and submit it back to the instructor for verification, and you’re are done! 
What do I do if I have questions?
The course instructor is available to assist you with any questions or guidance you need throughout this process. You can contact her anytime via phone or email and she will spend as much time as you need going over questions and materials. She is there to mentor you through this process! 
Do I need additional materials?

Students will need access to the following publications. Purchase of books and additional resources will be the responsibility of the student:

  • MDS 3.0 Interview Guidebook Section F Preferences for Customary Routine and Activities by Michele M. Nolta, CTRS/ACC
  • RAI Manual for MDS 3.0 (Primarily Chapters 3 and 4 and Appendices C and D)
How long do I have to complete the course?
Once enrolled, students have six months from program start date to complete this training course (start date is considered to be one calendar week from when Instructor has mailed materials packet). If the training course is not completed within six months of initial contact with instructor, the student forfeits the training fee and must re-enroll in order to complete the training program.
I'm a resident outside of Oregon, can I still take this class?
This course is intended for nursing facility activity directors in Oregon only. While many of the concepts will apply across state lines, much of the time is spent directly on the state requirements for Oregon activity directors. While this course meets the training requirements for activity directors in Oregon, it may not meet the regulations in other states. 
Why should I take this course?
This course is intended to meet the training requirements for nursing facility activity directors in the state of Oregon. This course is a home study training tailored to work within your schedule. As a busy professional, sometimes taking time out to do a formal classroom training can be challenging. This course allows you to juggle your day-to-day responsibilities, while also receiving a rich educational experience on your schedule. 
I changed my mind, may I have a refund?
After the course packet has been sent by the instructor, we are not able to issue a refund. 
What learning objectives does this training include?

This training will explore all aspects of directing a successful activities department in long term care settings. Activity Directors can enroll and begin the training program anytime! This course will provide the student with a basic understanding of documentation, implementing successful programs, meeting the individual needs of all residents, leadership skills, and professional networking. Course content is delivered through multiple avenues including overall analysis of activity program, client/resident interaction, onsite experience, homework assignments and research.

  • State and Federal Requirements for Activity Services
  • Activity Program Planning and Analysis including creative and meaningful activities for groups and individuals
  • Activity Services Roll in Resident Quality of Life
  • Resident Care Planning Process and Communication
  • Medical Terminology, Documentation Skills, Orientation to Medications, and Behavior Side Effects
  • Clinical Record Documentation and Taking Histories
  • Physical and Behavioral Changes Associated with the Aging Process
  • Ethics for the Care Provider; Confidentiality

Role of the RN

This three day, intensive orientation to the role of the nurse in community based care benefits both new and experienced assisted living and residential care nurses. Learn how to prioritize your responsibilities, make the most of your time and strengthen the health services program in your community.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training

Congratulations on beginning your journey to become a certified nursing assistant!

Certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, are in high demand and needed across Oregon. CNAs are an important member of a health care team. CNAs work under the direction of a nurse (RN or LPN/LVN) and provide hands-on nursing care to patients, residents, clients and customers in a variety of health care settings. CNAs typically provide assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, toileting and oral care in long term care settings.

Certified nursing assistants serve a vital role in health care, and enjoy rewarding careers helping others.

In Oregon, dozens of nursing assistant training programs are authorized by the OSBN to utilize the OHCA/aQuire Online Nursing Assistant Training Course.

The Online Nursing Assistant Training course requires at least 150 hours of training that includes online or lecture, laboratory skills training and practice, and clinical experience.

The three components of the online training course are:

  • Online training (51 hours) – online course replaces the lecture portion only.
  • Laboratory skills training and practice (at least 24 hours) – completed in a lab.
  • Clinical work experience (75 hours) – completed at a work site with real clients.

To take the Online Nursing Assistant Course, apply to an OSBN-authorized nursing assistant training program utilizing aQuire’s online course as a part of the full training that includes lab and clinical hours.

To view programs that are currently utilizing our online course, and to inquire about program costs, classes and schedules, click here.