Training Resources

The Adult Care Licensure Section (ACLS) has state approved courses on infection control and medication aide training that are available for download. The section also offers training to adult care providers, county Departments of Social Services (DSS) staff and state survey staff. The types of training include basic orientation, complaint investigation training and 1068 training.

State Approved Infection Control Course for Adult Care Homes

This course is for infection control training of staff of all adult care homes and family care homes licensed in North Carolina (hereafter referred to as "adult care homes"). Information covered in the course should be incorporated in training provided by an appropriate licensed healthcare professional. Training may be divided into different sessions.

Session Law 2011-99 (House Bill 474) mandated infection prevention requirements for adult care homes. The requirements included completion of an infection control course by nonsupervisory staff designated to direct the facility's infection control activities, supervisors and medication aides of adult care homes. This course is the mandatory required course for infection control in adult care homes.

The sections of the course are:

All sections must be completed to receive 3 hours of continuing education credits. No partial credit is given.

The primary goal of this training is to promote a higher understanding of infection prevention and standard precautions for infection control and to reduce the occurrence and transmission of infections in adult care homes.

Health Care Personnel Registry Training

This webinar was developed as an overview of the N.C. Health Care Personnel Registry for ACLS consultants, county Department of Social Services (DSS) adult home specialists/supervisors, and licensed adult care/family care home providers. The program includes the role of the registry, reporting requirements for facilities under 10A NCAC 13F .1205 and 10A NCAC 13G .1206 and registry access related to employment prohibitions under 10A NCAC 13F .0407 and 10A NCAC 13G .0406.

1068 Training

This training is only open to currently employed staff of adult care homes and family care homes as well as ACLS staff and county DSS staff who are involved in surveying/monitoring adult care homes.

1068 Training is a state-mandated program from House Bill 1068 from the 2001 session of the N.C. General Assembly. It requires the division to provide training twice per year for ACLS surveyors, county DSS adult home specialists and supervisors, and adult care providers (i.e., administrators, supervisors, medication aides, personal care assistants, and resident care coordinators). The content of the training is based on at least one of the 10 deficiencies cited most frequently by the State during the preceding calendar year. The primary goals of this workshop are to increase the level of understanding between providers and regulators and to reduce inconsistencies in the survey process.

Note: The 1068 Training provides 3.0 hours of continuing education credit. Failure to be on time and remain for the entire presentation will result in forfeiture of continuing education credit. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accommodated at sites where registration is closed. Training announcements will be made at least one month prior to scheduled training dates.

If you have any questions, please contact: DHSR.AdultCare.Training@dhhs.nc.gov.

Basic Orientation Training

The ACLS offers Basic Orientation Training at least twice per year for new state survey staff, county DSS adult home specialists, and county DSS supervisors. Please note the opportunity for both pre-basic and post-basic orientation training are offered in the form of state survey activity. Please contact your regional team survey supervisor for scheduling information.

Prior to attending Basic Orientation Training, staff members should be familiar with their role as an adult home specialist, supervisor or surveyor.

The primary goal of Basic Orientation Training is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the new staff in the inspection and monitoring of adult care homes. The main focus of this phase of training involves "How to Inspect." Areas covered include: monitoring/inspecting protocol; compliance tools; and Principals of Documentation. Additional topics include medication management, food service, staff competency, health care, personal care, and licensed health professional support.

It is the responsibility of the county department of social services to cover the cost of the associated travel and per diem expenses of the workshop for their staff.

Please bring your licensure rule books and download a copy of the current Basic Orientation Training Manual.

Effective July 1, 2009: Copies of the Basic Orientation Training Manual will no longer be printed and provided at the training. Training participants are responsible for printing a copy of the training manual to bring with them to the training sessions. The Basic Orientation Training Manual contains all training material for the Basic Orientation Training Workshop conducted by the Adult Care Licensure Section.

Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accommodated at sites where registration is closed. Training announcements will be made at least one month prior to scheduled training dates.

If you have any questions, please contact: DHSR.AdultCare.Training@dhhs.nc.gov.

Complaint Investigation Training

The ACLS offers Complaint Investigation Training at least twice per year to new county DSS staff and ACLS survey staff. The primary goal of this training is to enhance the knowledge and skills of new adult home specialists/supervisors and surveyors in investigating rule-based allegations in adult care homes. Areas covered include: intake and analysis; investigative planning; investigation techniques; procedures; findings analysis; and written documentation.

It is the responsibility of the county DSS to cover the cost of the associated travel and per diem expenses of the workshop for their staff.

Please bring your licensure rule books with you to the training.

Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accommodated at sites where registration is closed. Training announcements will be made at least one month prior to scheduled training dates.

If you have any questions, please contact: DHSR.AdultCare.Training@dhhs.nc.gov.