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Home Care Administrator Continuing Education

The requirements for Home Care Administrator continuing education units (CEUs) are detailed in subchapter 9 of Chapter 664, Home Care Administrator (HCA) Certification Rules. A part of that rule is provided below. The full text of the rules can be found here: HCA Certification Rules, Chapter 664.


Hours Required
Topics

Sites

Instructors
Documentation

Other Resources

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Hours Required
Twelve (12) CEU hrs annually.
No more than six (6) CEU hrs through home study annually.
No CEUs required the first year.

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Topics
CEUs may address the following:

• Administrative skills, duties, and responsibilities;
• Administrative procedures and strategic planning;
• Community relations and public information;
• Fiscal and information data management;
• Human relations;
• Ethics; and
• Content which assists administrators in improving professional competencies

If you obtain CEUs to renew additional credentials specific to a clinical practice (i.e. nursing license), no more than six (6) of the required twelve (12) hours for renewing a home care administrator certification may have a clinical emphasis.

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Sites
CEU’s may be taken in a graduate or undergraduate course, seminar, workshop, conference, or through a professional association for the purpose of enhancing professional competency.

CEU may not be obtained through independent reading and informal meetings that are informational in nature and are offered as a public service and not for the offering of continuing education.

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Instructors
The instructor must have:

  • Experience in home care administration; or
  • Expertise in teaching and instructional methods suitable to the subject presented; or
  • Academic qualifications and experience for the subject.

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Documentation
Acceptable CEU documents include at least one (1) of the following:

  • A continuing education validation form furnished by the presenter;
  • A certificate of attendance and an agenda;
  • A letter on the sponsoring presenter's letterhead giving the name of the program, location, dates, subject taught, total number of hours attended, participant's name and presenter's name and credentials; or
  • An official college transcript showing courses completed with credit issued or audit credit.

Only continuing education accrued in the preceding certificate renewal period is acceptable.

Submission of fraudulent continuing education hours shall be cause for disciplinary action and may result in suspension or revocation of the certificate.

Documentation of home study must include proof of registration for and completion of continuing education hours or units supplied.

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Rule Excerpts
The following are excerpts from subchapters 5 & 9 of Chapter 664, Home Care Administrator Certification Rules. The full text of the rules can be found here: HCA Rules, Chapter 664.

310:664-9-2. Number of hours required
(a) A home care administrator shall complete and furnish documentation to the Department of at least twelve (12) hours of continuing education each year by July 31. The continuing education must be acceptable and verifiable per the requirements addressed at OAC 310:664-9-3 and OAC 310:664-9-4.
(b) No more than six (6) hours of continuing education accrued through home study shall be acceptable.
(c) No continuing education is required for the first renewal.

310:664-9-3. Acceptable continuing education
(a) Continuing education curricular content is acceptable to the Department when it:
(1) Approximates any of the academic areas pursuant to OAC 310:664-5-4 (Note: this relates to the preparedness program curriculum list below in OAC 310:664-5-4 );
(2) Includes content which assists administrators in improving of professional competencies; or
(3) Occurs in a graduate or undergraduate course, seminar, workshop, conference, or professional association for the purpose of enhancing professional competency. Excludes independent reading and informal meetings that are informational in nature and are offered as a public service and not for the offering of continuing education.
(b) An acceptable instructor is an individual who has:
(1) Experience in home care administration; or
(2) Expertise in teaching and instructional methods suitable to the subject presented; or
(3) Academic qualifications and experience for the subject.
(c) If a home care administrator requires continuing education to renew additional credentials specific to clinical practice, no more than six (6) of the required twelve (12) hours for renewing a home care administrator certification may have a clinical emphasis.

310:664-9-4. Documentation of attendance
(a) A home care administrator shall submit with the application verification of attendance documents for at least twelve (12) hours of continuing education. Acceptable documents include at least one (1) of the following:
(1) A continuing education validation form furnished by the presenter or a certificate of attendance and an agenda;
(2) A letter on the sponsoring presenter's letterhead giving the name of the program, location, dates, subject taught, total number of hours attended, participant's name and presenter's name and credentials; or
(3) An official college transcript showing courses completed with credit issued or audit credit.
(b) Only continuing education accrued in the preceding certificate renewal period is acceptable.
(c) Submission of fraudulent continuing education hours shall be the cause for disciplinary action and may result in suspension or revocation of the certificate.
(d) Documentation of home study shall include proof of registration for and completion of continuing education hours or units supplied

310:664-5-4. Curriculum
The preparedness program shall include at least one hundred sixty (160) hours which shall include, but is not limited to, the following course components:
(1) Administrative skills, duties, and responsibilities;
(2) Administrative procedures and strategic planning;
(3) Community relations and public information;
(4) Fiscal and information data management;
(5) Human relations; and
(6) Ethics.

The full text of the Home Care Act can be found here: Home Care Act.
            **NOTICE: Click here to view Home Care Act amendments effective November 1, 2011.

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Other Resources
The Department does not pre-approve continuing education providers. The following are agencies or associations known to provide education or preparedness programs and may be a resource in locating CEU sources.

HCA CEU Information
Home Care Administrator Registry Resource Material 

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Contact Information
John W. Judge, Jr., Director
Managed Care Systems
Health Resources Development Service
1000 N.E. 10th Street, Room 1011
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Main  405.271.6868
Direct  405.271.9444, extension 57273
Fax  405.271.7360
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