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40-Hour Basic Course for Activity Directors

June 20-21, 2024 In Person Attendance

NMHCA/NMCAL is now offering our 40-hour class in a hybrid format. There are 15 recorded modules and homework assignments that must be completed prior to the day and a half of in-person attendance. The modules range from 45 minutes to 2 hours. The dates above indicate the next in-person training dates, so make sure you can complete the entire training before those dates.


2023 Bronze Quality Award Workshop

November 8 and November 15, 2023

12:00 to 2:00 PM Mountain

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program recognizes long-term and post-acute care organizations across the nation for quality. Based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework, a nationally recognized method for improving business performance, the Program sets high standards for quality and excellence. The Bronze – Commitment to Quality goal is to provide applicants with the tools and resources they need to achieve performance improvement through the introduction of the Baldrige criteria. This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom.

Part 1: November 8

Part 2: November 15

Participation in all sessions is required.

Sessions will be held from 12-2 pm MT. Participants will be required to participate on video and audio.

Additionally, optional office hours will be available on Zoom at the following times: November 10: 11:00 – 1:30 pm MT November 17: 1:00 – 1:30 pm MT

Life Safety Code


March 18-19, 2024

In-person at the NMHCA/NMCAL Training Center

Certified Medication Aide Virtual Training

April 30 - May 10, 2024

This course meets the Board of Nursing requirements for training certified medication aides in the administration of routine and PRN medications in the nursing facility setting.

This course typically runs Tuesday thru Friday over 2 consecutive weeks. This class, however, will run Tuesday thru Friday the first week and Monday thru Thursday the second week.

Certified Medication Aide Training Refresher Course


This course meets the Board of Nursing requirements for the certified medication aide refresher course.

Passenger Assistance/Motor Vehicle Operations Trainer Course


This is currently scheduled an on-demand training. Once you register, you will be sent the handouts, access links, and other requirements.

The Passenger Assistance/Motor Vehicle Operation Trainer Course covers all requirements of the 2000 Transportation Regulation in state licensing rules. This course prepares the trainer to teach individuals at the facility level. It is divided into three (3) major modules, which may be offered in steps to aid in scheduling training within the facility.

Activity Directors Requalification Information

Activity Directors qualifying through NMHCA's 40-Hour Basic Course must complete 15 hours of continuing education annually. Please submit copies of your continuing education certificates along with your 15-Hour Request letter to NMHCA/NMCAL.

Continuing education must be approved through NMHCA/NMCAL or NCCAP. If you would like to submit any hours not previously approved, you can download the application here. 

Passenger Assistance/Motor Vehicle Operations Trainers may access the PowerPoint slides below.

Questions? Call us! 505.880.1088 or send us a message