The Arkansas Residential Assisted Living Association (ARALA) has emphasized education as a means to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of those caring for Arkansas’s elderly and disabled. The Association began offering an administrator training program in the late 1980s. The Association offerings take four forms: the Administrator Certification Program (ACP), seminars, conferences, and meetings. ARALA holds two school licenses with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
ARALA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES The Association’s Administrator Certification Program (ACP) has been in place for several years and has successfully trained many assisted living and residential care administrators. The program is offered at least twice each year. For additional program information:
Administrator Certification Program Catalog (add link once updated)
The Association holds Seminars on various subjects to increase the proficiency level of the industry. Administrators and other Long Term Care personnel need continuing education units to maintain licenses and certifications. The Association attempts to get approval from all pertinent organizations to enable industry personnel to satisfy their training needs. The Association holds at least four seminars and meetings each year. Information on current subjects will be provided at the meetings. The annual conference is usually a one-day (all-day) event that will feature speakers on various issues important to the industry. Continuing education units (CEUs) are given for attendance for both the conference and association meetings. The Association also has a Certified Personal Care Aide Program to train personal care aides (PCAs). Members are allowed to host the program at their location. The program is such that the certification will allow a PCA to perform Medicaid Personal Care services. The program raises the proficiency of a facility's front-line staff. More information can be obtained by following the links on the Calendar of Events page.
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