The Center for Health Services Education
PO Box 1654, San Marcos, TX 78667-1654
The certificate offered through the Center for
Health Services Education and Research (CHSER) is an authentic,
individually numbered professional credential developed by CHSER.
By one definition, valid certification is a process by which an agency or association grants recognition to an individual who has met certain predetermined qualifications specified by that agency or association.
The CHSER certificate requires successful completion of 40 educational hours and a passing score of 70 on an examination. In addition, CHSER voluntarily submits programs for external review for quality assurance purposes.
The Certified Assisted Living Manager (C.A.L.M.) designation was developed by CHSER approximately 18 years ago. Effective October 1, 2009, this designation changed to Certified Assisted Living Administrator, C.A.L.A.™ to reflect national terminology including the language of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).
A credible certification program typically has the following characteristics:
Please call Dr. Knox at 512.392.4092 if you have any questions or need additional information.
12/16/2009 Update *
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