Residential Care Facilities Administrators Certification Program


Three times a year, the OKC Downtown College offers a Residential Care Facilities Administrators Certification Program through Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. This program is the initial training class to be completed prior to making application for the license to be a Residential Care and/or Assisted Living Facilities Administrator, licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Long-Term Care Administrators.

To obtain the initial certification (license), an individual must attend 35 hours of classroom instruction and 15 hours of Medication Technician Certification training at a vocational-technical school (unless the individual is a Registered Nurse or LPN, in which case the MAT requirement is waived upon verification of RN or LPN license). Our program consists of the required Rules and Regulations session and 30 hours of electives in areas of elderly mental health, communication, marketing and developing business plans, to name a few. Sessions change from program to program, focusing on current issues in the residential care and assisted living fields. Part of the CEU hours can be completed in one day.

Initial licenses are good from date grandfathered in until December 31, 2013. New rules & CEU requirements are effective July 1, 2012. Refer to for more information.

Therefore, this 35-hour class is the initial certification training class that the Downtown College presents and is required prior to applying for the license as a residential care and/or assisted living facilities administrator in the State of Oklahoma. Those individuals not certified and licensed prior to October 1, 2012, will be required to take a state-administered and/or a nationally-administered examination to be licensed.

Presently, we offer this program in March, July, and October. If you would like to receive our next announcement by mail or have questions about registration, please e-mail Jimmie Sue at or call 405.232.3382.

Residential Schedules

To enroll in the Certification Training or the CEU class(es) online, please go to the following link and complete the information requested in the drop down boxes.

Purpose and Policies

Residential Registration Form

OKC Downtown College | Ronald J. Norick Library/Learning Center | 300 Park Avenue | Oklahoma City, OK 73102 | 405.232.3382