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Regulations: Assisted Living Administrator Training Courses

People may qualify to be an assisted living administrator if they:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in a non-health related field from an accredited college and successfully complete a training course approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

These requirements are described in Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 83.15(1)(c).

People also may qualify if they:

  • Have at least two years of experience in a health care field, have direct contact with client/patient groups (Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 83.02(16)), and successfully complete a department-approved training course.

Training courses approved by DHS must cover six core skills. These six skills are used to review and approve administrator training courses:

  1. Leadership and management
  2. Resident care and services
  3. Resident rights, advocacy, and legal issues
  4. Physical environment and life safety
  5. Human resources management
  6. Financial management


Approved training courses

Learn more about the training courses for assisted living administrators:

Course approval number: 001

  • Email
  • Call 608-288-0246.
  • Fax 608-288-0734.
  • Learn more online at
  • Mailing address:
    Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA)
    PO Box 7730
    Madison, WI 53707

Course name: WALA 83.15 Administrator Course

Course approval number: 002

Course name: BAKA Core Training 8315 Administrator Course

Contact us

For questions about the Wisconsin Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry:

Last revised January 11, 2023