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 continuing education credit for those who attend in person at one of the designated training sites. Pre-registration is required through NC TERMS (online). Walk-ins are not allowed. Failure to be on time and remain for the entire videoconference will result in forfeiture of continuing education credit. 1068 training announcements will be made at least one month prior to the scheduled training date.

To view the video recordings, you will be asked to download the Cisco WebEx plug-in. Just click on any of the video recordings to get the plug-in. Save the file on your desktop and run it. Then when you click on the videos, they will open in a new window. The videos are long so allow time for them to download. They will automatically start playing.

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

Basic Orientation Training Workshop

The Adult Care Licensure Section (ACLS) offers Basic Orientation Training for new county department of social services (DSS) adult home specialists and their supervisors. The goal of Basic Orientation is to enhance the knowledge and skills of county DSS staff in the inspection and monitoring of adult care homes. The workshop covers medication management, food and nutrition, staff competency, health care, personal care and supervision, and licensed health professional support. The training also includes Principles of Documentation, monitoring protocol, and compliance tools.

Pre-registration for this training is required. Please contact ACLS training program staff at DHSR.AdultCare.Training@dhhs.nc.gov for additional information.

Prior to attending the Basic Orientation Training Workshop, county DSS staff are required to complete the Pre-Basic Training Checklist. After Basic Orientation Training, county DSS staff are required to complete the Post-Basic Training Checklist through participation in state annual surveys. Both training checklists are on the DSS Resources SharePoint site. To schedule Post-Basic training, please contact your ACLS regional team supervisor.

Note: 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.

Complaint Investigation Training Workshop

The ACLS offers Complaint Investigation Training for new county DSS staff after completion of the Basic Orientation Training Workshop. The goal of this training is to enhance the knowledge and skills of county DSS staff in investigating rule-based allegations in adult care homes. The workshop includes: intake and analysis; investigative planning; investigation procedures; and written documentation of findings.

Pre-registration for this training is required. Please contact ACLS training program staff at DHSR.AdultCare.Training@dhhs.nc.gov for additional information.

Note: 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.