NARA Online Courses 

NARA's informative and interactive credential courses are a convenient way to increase your skills in licensing practice while also preparing for career advancement. NARA’s credential courses include:

Introduction to Regulatory Enforcement

This course was developed to respond to a need (of licensing agencies as well as licensees) for accessible, available training regarding regulatory responsibilities and procedures. This initial course will provide “the facts of life” for the when, why and how our most vulnerable populations are to be protected when they are in care outside of their homes. This important consumer protection is not easy to do (and even harder to make sure it’s done right). A good licensor/surveyor plays many roles -- educator, consultant, facilitator/communicator, and enforcer -- and sometimes all at the same time!

Phases of Licensing, Investigation and Evidence

In this course, you will learn and apply the skills used during each phase of the licensing process. In addition, you will learn and apply the concepts and skills associated with identifying, collecting and documenting evidence. This course also reinforces the “soft” skills that enables you play the many roles you are called upon to use - educator, consultant, trainer, facilitator/communicator, and enforcer - sometimes all at the same time. 

Balanced Use of Authority, Managing Complaints and Suppressing Illegal Operations

You will learn and apply the skills used during each phase of the licensing process and the concepts and skills associated with identifying, collecting, and documenting evidence of compliance or non-compliance with your jurisdiction’s regulations. This course like the others, also reinforces the “soft” skills that enables you play the many roles you are called upon to use - educator, consultant, trainer, facilitator/communicator, and enforcer - sometimes all at the same time!

History, Rule-Making and Ethics in Human Care Regulation

This course will cover defining regulatory administration, the evolution of human care regulation, legal and conceptual characteristics of licensing. You'll review the rule-making process and its importance to the licensing function and explore ethics in relation to the field.

 

 

Prospective participants can register for an individual offering or for all four courses. If you successfully complete all four NARA online courses, you are eligible to apply for the NARA National Regulatory Professional Credential (NRPC)

For technical questions about accessing the courses after you've submitted registration, please contact Marshall Soloway, [email protected].