Apply for Long-Term Care Facility Licensure

How To Apply

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 20 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 20 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
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  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.

Veterans Preference

Veterans, military service members, transitioning service members and military spouses of the armed forces of the United States, including the National Guard, may be eligible for exam point credits and/or expedited application processes. Download program information>>

  • If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference Points, you must enclose a copy of your DD-214 form, showing that you served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Contact the VA to request make a DD-214 Request >>

Fees

NHA in Training (AIT) application

$225

NHA, ALCA, and PCHA Application

$100

Training Site Application

$100

Preceptor Application

$75

NHA, ALCA, and PCHA Endorsement

$200

NHA, ALCA, and PCHA Renewal

$125

Training Site Renewal

$75

Preceptor Renewal

$50

NHA, ALCA, and PCHA Later Renewal

$187.50

Training Site Late Renewal

$112.50

Preceptor Late Renewal

$75

NHA, ALCA, and PCHA Reinstatement

$200

Training Site Reinstatement

$150

Preceptor Reinstatement

$100

NHA, ALCA, and PCHA Inactive status

$100

NHA, ALCA, and PCHA Reactivation

$200

License pocket card

$25

License verification

$35

Decorative wall certificate

$50

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Administrator in Training (AIT)

If you have never held a Nursing Home Administrator license, this is the application you will submit to be an Administrator in Training.

NHA Licensure

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements and need to take your exam, apply for licensure by examination.

NHA Reciprocity/Endorsement

If you currently hold this license in another state and are wishing to apply for licensure in Georgia, apply for licensure by reciprocity/endorsement.

NHA Reactivation

If you have previously held an inactive status and would like to reactivate your license, apply for reactivation.

NHA Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license in the state of Georgia and wish to reinstate your license, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

Nursing Home Preceptor

If you are currently a Georgia Nursing Home Administrator and wish to become a preceptor for an AIT, submit this application and fee.

Nursing Home Preceptor Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license and wish to reinstate, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

Nursing Home Training Site

If you are seeking approval for a training site for an AIT program, submit this application with fee.

Nursing Home Training Site Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license and wish to reinstate, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

ALCA Licensure

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements and need to take your exam, apply for licensure by examination.

ALCA Reciprocity/Endorsement

If you currently hold this license in another state and are wishing to apply for licensure in Georgia, apply for licensure by reciprocity/endorsement.

ALCA Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license and wish to reinstate, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

ALCA Reactivate

If you have previously held this license and wish to reinstate, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

PCHA Licensure

If you have never been licensed before and have completed the requirements and need to take your exam, apply for licensure by examination.

PCHA Reciprocity/Endorsement

If you currently hold this license in another state and are wishing to apply for licensure in Georgia, apply for licensure by reciprocity/endorsement.

PCHA Reinstatement

If you have previously held this license and wish to reinstate, submit a reinstatement application and fee.

Reactivation

If your license is in an inactive status and you would like to reactivate your license, apply for reactivation, by submitting this application and fee.

Renewal

If you currently hold this license and need to renew in order to keep your license up to date, apply for licensure renewal before December 31 of the year it expires to avoid late fees.

Contact

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Related Resources

Contact Georgia Board of Long-Term Care Facility Administrators