SNF AIT Program – Administrator in Training

  • Who Should be Interested?

    This program was developed at the request of the Idaho Health Care Association to meet a need for a training program in Idaho that meets the requirements of The IDAHO DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSES.

    The IDOPL requires that a person who wants to be an administrator in a skilled nursing facility must do the following:

    1. Complete a training program approved by IDOPL.

    2. Complete six (6) months as an Administrator in Training (AIT) at a skilled nursing facility under a trained administrator who serves as a preceptor.

    3. Take the national examination. The national examination is offered by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB.)


    The purpose of this program is to combine the already approved AIT training with a didactic program that meets IDOPL approval. Candidates for the administrator license will not have to leave Idaho for the didactic training.

    If you have questions about the course, contact Robert Vande Merwe at (208) 343-9735 or email

    If you have questions about the licensure application process, please contact Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

  • Course Fees

    $350.00 (USD)

    Once course registration is complete and paid, it is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

    In addition, you will need to go to the NAB website and purchase a subscription to the NAB Examinations Study Guide —  $125.00.

    The study guide was created to help you prepare to pass your Administrator licensing exam(s) and enter the field of health services and supports as an Administrator/Health Services Executive. The study guide alone, is NOT enough to prepare you for the exam, because it is NOT a comprehensive body of knowledge. Rather, the NAB Study Guide is intended as a supplemental aide in preparing for the examination. 

Register HERE!