Each state has its own process and requirements for obtaining an NHA, RCAL, or HCBS license, including requirements for education, Administrator-in-Training (AIT) hours, etc. NAB does not establish requirements or issue licenses.
Review the license types and requirements established by your state. These entries are maintained by the respective state boards; please contact them with specific questions.
Contact your state licensing board to see if you qualify.
Apply directly with your state licensing board to sit for the state's required exams.
Study for your exams.
Submit your exam application on the NAB website. Approval for the exams is done by the state licensing boards, and can take up to 120 days. NAB does not approve exam applications.
Schedule your exams once approved by the state licensing board.