Core of Knowledge

The Core of Knowledge course is designed specifically for the Administrator-In- Training (AIT) participant. This course meets the special academic requirement set by BELTSS for qualifying to take the state licensure board examination. Ohio participants should call the Board at (614) 466-5114 to arrange their AIT
internship. The CORE may be taken at any time during the process: before, during, or after the internship. CORE hours do not count towards the internship hours.

BELTSS- Core of Knowledge

LeadingAge Ohio

The content of the course is designed to provide information and promote understanding that will lead to more effective performance in the administration of long-term care. The subject areas listed below have been recommended by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards and endorsed by BELTSS.

These topics are included in the Core of Knowledge course:

  • Customer care, supports, and services
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Environment
  • Management and Leadership

2019 Core of Knowledge Summer Dates

Summer 2019

July 29 -  August 15, 2019 
Classes will be held Monday through Thursday for three weeks from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. each day. A final course schedule and further details will be sent out a few weeks before the class begins.

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Note: Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and meal arrangements.  We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible.

Hotel Accommodations

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center offers Core of Knowledge students the following overnight
room rate: Single: $125

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the special rates above. Please make your reservation
no later than three weeks prior to each week. Mention you are attending the BELTSS Core of Knowledge
for the group rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all
of the Core of Knowledge rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate. To make a reservation,
call the hotel directly at 866-233-9393 and ask for Reservations. For directions or additional
information, please visit the hotel’s website at

Tuition for the Core of Knowledge Course is $1,200. The Tuition includes all instructional materials.
Also included in the tuition are the following reference materials: The Long Term Care Survey book, Accounting Made Simple, Alive Inside DVD. Tuition also includes access to all web-based self-study assignments.  In addition refreshments and snacks will be available to students during the face-to-face classroom dates.  It does not include lodging, lunch or dinner. Credit card registrations are accepted. Space is limited, register today to insure your spot.

Enrollment is open to anyone interested in becoming a nursing home administrator as well as those
wanting professional training in nursing home administration. 

Course Format
Per 4751-1-16 of the Administrative Code, section (5)(a) requires 100 clock hours of study in core of knowledge subjects. Therefore this course will include face-to-face classroom learning as well as several self-study assignments. Students will complete web-based self-study, traditional DVD as well as written assignments. Students must attend every day of the face-to-face classroom presentations as well as complete all self-study assignments to successfully graduate from the BELTSS Core of Knowledge.

Certificate of Completion
All those satisfactorily completing the course will receive a certificate which satisfies the requirement with the Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS). 

 How to Register:

Registration for the Summer 2019 Core of Knowledge Course is handled through OHCA.  The link below will re-direct you to their website for additional information about the course and how to register.

Summer 2019 Core of Knowledge Information

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