What is ALF Core Training?


In Florida, assisted living administrators and managers* are required to be certified. Certification includes

  • completing a minimum of 26-hours of core training provided by an approved ALF Core training provider and
  • successfully passing the state Assisted Living Facility Core Competency exam.

ALF Core Training - Classroom

To maintain certification, twelve (12) hours of continuing education in topics related to assisted living must be completed at least every two years.

All assisted living facilities are required to operate under the supervision of a certified assisted living administrator.

Our ALF Core Training programs meet the mandatory training required for all ALF Administrators and managers* and Extended Congregate Care Supervisors as required in Florida Statute 429.52 and Florida Administrative Code 59A-36.011. *Refer to Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 59A-36, for information regarding “managers” who are required to complete the ALF Core training.

Our ALF Core Training courses are designed to prepare assisted living administrators and individuals interested in learning more about the daily operations of a community to meet resident care standards, facility standards and achieve licensure requirements.

ALF Core Training is provided by Monica Wilson. Meet Monica.

Many assisted living communities and companies find it helpful to send additional team members and department managers through the training. 


Classroom Training

Our classroom (in-person) training is provided over four days and is scheduled from 9am - 5pm each day.

For in-person training dates, registration and additional information, click here. 

Classroom ALF Core Training




We also provide classroom training at your location by contract with entities that want to train 10 people or more. Contact us to schedule training dates.


Online ALF Core Training

and Online 12-Hour Refresher Courses

provided in partnership with Florida Senior Living Association

Our very popular and unique online ALF Core Training course allows trainees to complete the core training education required in Florida Statute 429.52 and Florida Administrative Code 59A-36.011 at their convenience. Provided in partnership with Florida Senior Living Association, our ALF Online Core training is convenient and cost-effective.


For all the details about our ALF Online Core Training Course click here.



ALF Core Competency Exam

The competency exam is administered separately by the MacDonald Research Institute. Please visit http://alfmacdonald-research.com/ for the ALF Administrator competency exam schedule, testing policies and details on how to register and pay for the exam. The exam fee is $200.


Questions?  Please call 561-536-3670 for more information.


We look forward to seeing you in one of our ALF Core Training classes soon!