Certified Assisted Living Administrator Course

        Now Offering Online CALA Courses

Presented by our amazing instructors via Zoom!

October 30th, October 31st, November 1st,

November 6th, & November 7th

Zoom: 9 am - 5 pm

16 Hour Practicum: TBD


Register by October 25, 2021 and receive $100 off the total cost of the course!


Refer a friend and receive $100 off the total cost if they sign up for the same course!



  • Administrator of an Assisted Living Residence

  •  Administrator of an Assisted Living Program

  • Administrator of an Adult Day Services Program

  • Administrator of Comprehensive Personal Care Home

Limited Time 10 Hour CALA Certification Renewal!

Varis Health has partnered with the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services to offer you a 10 HOUR CALA CERTIFICATION RENEWAL! If your certification has lapsed within the past three years we can help! Normally the renewal process requires thirty hours. With our wavier for a limited time only you can renew with just ten! Contact us today to renew!

Workshop Content

DAY 1:

Philosophy, background and concepts of Assisted Living.

DAY 2:

Normalization of the Environment. Scope of Services and Services Planning. Accounting and Finance, Staffing Patterns. Assisted Living Sample Exam and Review.

DAY 3:

Full Day Practicum in an Assisted Living Community.

DAY 4:

Nursing: Aging in Place, Assessments, Regulatory Requirements.

DAY 5:

Nursing: Administration of Medication, Role of Pharmacy. Promoting a Homelike Environment, OSHA, Fire and Disaster, Regulatory Requirements.

DAY 6:

Full Day Practicum in an Assisted Living Community.

DAY 7:

Shared responsibility and Managed Risk, Documentation, Policies and Procedures, Regulatory Requirements. Patterns. Assisted Living Sample Exam and Review.

Course Overview

  • The basic Concepts/Philosophy of Assisted Living in New Jersey

  • The NJ Standards for Licensure for Assisted Living, Comprehensive Personal Care, Adult Medical Day Care

  • The Assessment Process

  • Scope of Services

  • Nursing Services

  • Maintenance and Laundry Services

  • Human Resources

  • Financial Services

  • Dining Services

  • Activities

  • Social Services

56 hour Certified Assisted Living Administrator Workshop 

This workshop is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and NAB (National Association of Long Term Care Administration Boards). Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the Assisted Living Administrator licensing exam.

This workshop consists of 40 hours of classroom training, taught by a network of experts in the Senior Care Industry, and a 16 hour practicum in an Assisted Living Community.

All instructors are licensed professionals with extensive experience in their field.

Unlike many newer programs available, our consultants and instructors are currently employed as Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Social Service Consultants and Pharmacists with some of the most well-known companies in the healthcare industry!

Upon completion of this program and a passing grade on the state exam, students may operate the following type of communities:


  • Assisted Living Residence (ALR)

  • Assisted Living Program (ALP)

  • Comprehensive Care Homes

  • Adult Medical Day Care


The 56 Hour CALA Workshop consists of the following:

  • 40 hours in a classroom setting

  • 16 hours clinical rotation (in various settings-to be announced prior to start date of each workshop)

Payment Policy:

Full tuition for workshop is $1,650.00.

Our CALA Manual and all materials will be emailed to you before the first day of the course.

A $250.00 non refundable deposit is required by registration deadline. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email.  A week before class you will received another email with directions to the seminar site if In-Person or Zoom Meeting info if virtual.

For current NJ Licensed Nursing Home Administrators, the cost is $1000 and you will receive 20 Continuing Education Units approved by the Department of Health!


Discounts Available:

Register by October 25, 2021 and receive $

100 off the total course cost! 

$100.00 discount if you refer someone who registers for the same course!


Course Eligibility

  • Age 21 or older

  • Criminal Background Clearance

  • High School degree

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  Are your classes always in the same location?

A1:  No, we try and have the classes in various locations around the state of New Jersey .

Q2:  How long do I have to take the state exam after completing your course?

A2:  You need to take the exam within 24 months after completion of our course or you will be required to           take the course again.

Q3:  How much is the state test and how long is the state test?

A3:  Currently it is $53 and 120 minutes.

Q4:  What if I don't pass the state test?

A4:  You can fail the exam two (2) times, if you don't pass with a 75%, you will have to retake a NJDOH               approved course.  Our students have a 95% pass rate.

Q5:  After I pass the state exam, do I have to complete any continuing education courses?

A5:  Yes, you will need to complete at least 30 hours during the lifetime of your certification.  For more                details you can visit www.psiexams.com 


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