Under § DHS 83.15(1)(c), an individual with a bachelor's degree in a non-health related field from an accredited college may qualify as an administrator if that individual has successfully completed a department-approved assisted living administrator's training course.
Additionally, under § DHS 83.15(1)(d), an individual with at least two years experience working in a health care related field having direct contact with the client groups identified under DHS 83.02(16) may also qualify, if that individual has completed the aforementioned administrator's training course.
The department has developed criteria that will be utilized in the department review and approval process. Approved courses will be at least sixty (60) hours in length, and cover the six core competencies outlined by the department: Leadership Management Skills; Resident Care and Services; Resident Rights, Advocacy, Legal Issues; Physical Environment and Life Safety, Human Resources Management; and Financial Management.
Refer to Memo DQA 11-010 (PDF, 44 KB) (Department-Approved Assisted Living Administrator's Training Course)
Trainer Requirements, P-00133 (PDF, 10 KB)
Assisted Living Approved Administrator's Course Database:
Course Approval Number: 001
WALA - Wisconsin Assisted Living Association
P. O. Box 7730
Madison, WI 53707
Course Name: WALA 83.15 Administrator Course
For information on the Application and Curriculum please email CCDET at firstname.lastname@example.org and type in "AL Adm Training Course" in the subject line of the email.