Assisted Living Administrator's Training Course

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 of Health Services (DHS) has developed criteria that will be utilized in the review and approval process. Approved courses will be at least 60 hours in length, and cover the following six core competencies:

  1. Leadership and management skills
  2. Resident care and services
  3. Resident rights, advocacy, and legal issues
  4. Physical environment and life safety
  5. Human resources management
  6. Financial management.

Refer to the following resources for additional information: 

Assisted living approved administrator's training courses

Course Approval Number:  001
WALA - Wisconsin Assisted Living Association
PO Box 7730
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: 608-288-0246
Fax: 608-288-0734
Course Name: WALA 83.15 Administrator Course

Course Approval Number:  002
BAKA Core Training Centers
3232 N Ballard Rd
Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: 920-574-3833
Course Name: BAKA Core Training 8315 Administrator Course

Contact us

For questions on the application process or curriculum, please email University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Center for Community Development, Engagement and Training (CCDET)​ at

Last Revised: January 9, 2020