Renewal Information


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To learn more about the renewal process, select the type of license you wish to renew from the list of professions below. Licensees with the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators are required to renew their licenses biennially in order to maintain the right to practice.

The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to renew your license on this website.  You can visit our Help CenterFAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information. If you have additional questions about your renewal process, please contact a renewal specialist

Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for a Nursing Home Administrator.

Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on September 30, 2018

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate the competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees

Renewal Instructions:
Please select the answer below that best applies to you for further instructions.

Have you registered for an account and linked your license in the new MQA Online Services Portal?

No, I have not registered for a new account

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have not created an account in the new MQA Online Services Portal, select Click HERE for New User Registration. Please note that your user ID and password mailed with your physical license will no longer work with our new system. You must register for a new account using a valid email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to create your new account.
  5. After you Sign In with your new user ID and password, you will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date of birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  6. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  7. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Yes, I have registered for an account, but I have not linked my license

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have an account but have not linked your license to your account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. Once on your account, you must select Add My License or Previous Application to link your license. You will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date of birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  5. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  6. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Yes, I have registered for a new account and linked my license

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have already created an account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Additional Information:

  • You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to:
    Division of Medical Quality Assurance
    P.O. Box 6320
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates Clear/Active, you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was Delinquent/Active before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to Null and Void status after the renewal deadline. You should contact your board office for further instruction.
  • The process of renewing a license and receiving a printed license in the mail may take 7-10 business days. Initiating contact to confirm the receipt of fees or the status of your license prior to this time will not expedite the renewal process.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$330.00
Inactive to Inactive$330.00
Active to Inactive$330.00
Inactive to Active$655.00
Active to Retired$55.00
Inactive to Retired$55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$655.00
Inactive to Inactive$655.00
Active to Inactive$680.00
Inactive to Active$1,005.00
Active to Retired$405.00
Inactive to Retired$405.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active$985.00
Inactive to Inactive$985.00
Active to Inactive$985.00
Inactive to Active$1,310.00
Active to Retired$710.00
Inactive to Retired$710.00

Licenses become Null & Void1 on October 1, 2018.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

 

 

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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

Required Subject AreaRequired Number of HoursImportant Information
General Hours38Must complete at least 20 hours that include personal attendance at a live presentation; no more than 20 hours of credit for web based, video or audio-transmitted or on-line instruction programs that require interaction with the instructor; no more than 10 hours of home-study credits are allowed and must not exceed five (5) hours per subject.
Medical Error2Must be board approved

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First Biennium Renewal:  Nursing Home Administrators renewing a license for the first time are required to complete 2 hours of medical errors and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS

CE Reporting Information →

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • Florida Board approved courses for Nursing Home Administrators can be found at www.cebroker.com
  • Providers that offer continuing education courses approved by the National Association of Board’s of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB)

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

Please review Rule 64B10-15.001 and Rule 64B10-15.002, Florida Administrative Code, for detailed information regarding obtaining CE using the methods listed below:

  • Attendance at a Board of Nursing Home Administrator’s meeting
  • Serve as a volunteer expert witness for the Department of Health
  • Attendance at a national association involved in the establishment of standards of practice or the regulation of nursing home administrators.  Must apply to the board within 60 days of attendance for approval
  • Course Instructor
  • Preceptor for an administrator in training may receive 10 hours
  • Preceptor for an intern may receive 5 hours
  • College courses
  • Administrator certification or re-certification by American College of Health Care Administrators
  • Serving as a board member
  • Former board members serving on Probable Cause Panels
  • Participation in the development of Florida licensure examination questions
  • Consultant to the Department of Health’s Testing Services Unit

Helpful Information

  • For Nursing Home Administrators with a Preceptor Certification – 2 hour preceptor refresher course is required for renewal.
  • If you do not wish to maintain your certification, you may submit a request in writing to have it removed from your license: info@floridasnursinghomeadmin.gov
    or mail to
    Board of Nursing Home Administrators
    4052 Blad Cypress Way, BIN C-07
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
  • No more than 10 hours of home study is allowed

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statute

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 468, Part II: Nursing Home Administrators
Chapter 400, Part II: Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities
Chapter 415: Adult Protective Services

Florida Administrative Code

Rules: Chapter 64B10, Florida Administrative Code
Rules: Chapter 64B: Division of Medical Quality Assurance, Florida Administrative Code
Rules: Chapter 59A4, Florida Administrative Code
Rules: Chapter 64E-16, Florida Administrative Code
Rules: Chapter 64E-11, Florida Administrative Code