The Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration is a six-course sequence that provides a theoretical and practical foundation in long-term care administration. The coursework provides an excellent credential for those already working in long-term care facilities. The Certificate also qualifies students who do not possess a college degree to sit for the Illinois licensing examination for nursing home administrators, provided they meet all other requirements.

For information about the licensing under the Illinois Nursing Home Administrators Licensing and Disciplinary Act, see Title 68, Chapter VII, Part 1310 of the Illinois Administrative Code, or view the Department of Professional Regulation's website. Links to these resources are provided below.

Students already enrolled in the Bachelor or Master of Health Administration programs may complete the Certificate in addition to their degree by taking the appropriate elective courses HLAD 5101- Introduction to Long-Term Care and HLAD 5102 - Nursing Home Administration. For more information, contact certificate advisor Pam Stipanich at 708.235.2840, or by email at

Student Resources

Long-Term Care Certificate Study Plan

*Note: The Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration is NOT an online program.