Education & Training

FALA has the most robust training program in the state, offering classes from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys, in addition to online training. Below is an overview of our educational offerings. For more information on a specific course, or to register for a class, simply click on your selected course from the Education tab’s dropdown list. Each course page offers a schedule and an online registration form, or you can print out the required registration form and fax it to our office.

For questions or assistance, please contact us. We look forward to serving all your training and continuing education needs.

Online Self-Paced Courses

Classes available 24/7 so you can learn on your own time, at your own pace!

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In-Person Trainings

Take a class in person at locations throughout the state.

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Live Distance Learning

Get the benefits of live in-person instruction via Zoom webinars.

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All online courses are temporarily unavailable while the new online platform is being finalized. There are some exciting new features that will connect our website with the online platform allowing users to have their information all in one place!

ALF CORE Training (26-Hour)

For preparation of state-mandated competency exam.

26 CE credit hours

ALF Core Training is designed for prospective assisted living facility administrators in preparation of taking the state-mandated competency exam and meets the requirements in Florida Statute 429.52 and Florida Administrative Code 59A-36.011. This program is approved for 26 hours of nursing home administrator and nursing continuing education credits and is reported directly to CE Broker.

Upon completion of the training, students must register with The MacDonald Research Institute (TMRI) to take the Core Competency Exam. The exam fee is $200 payable to TMRI. To access the TMRI exam schedule or for information about core test reviews, click this link.

Core Training classes are 4 days total and class hours are usually 8:00am-4:30pm unless otherwise noted. Classes begin promptly each day. Please allow sufficient travel time for weather, parking and traffic.
Member Pricing: $365
Member Pricing with Expedited Shipping: $385
Non-Member Pricing: $438
Non-Member Pricing with Expedited Shipping: $458

ALF CORE Refresher (12-Hour)

For general refresher and those who completed Core Training.

12 CE credit hours

This Core Refresher Training class is part of a 4 day Core training either in person or online.  It will consist of a review of the laws and rules and is designed for those individuals who completed Core Training no more than 2 years ago, or for any individual who wants a general refresher on the current rules and regulations.  Changes to assisted living regulations can occur annually based on legislative updates and during the interim periods in rulemaking. This class will provide an overview of the more difficult sections of the regulations, as well as a review of all current changes to the statutes and rules.  This class will satisfy 12 hours of continuing education. 
This is a two-day class, and class hours are usually 8:00am-3:00pm unless otherwise noted.
Member Pricing: $175
Member Pricing with Expedited Shipping: $195
Non-Member Pricing: $210
Non-Member Pricing with Expedited Shipping: $230

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ALF CORE Practice Exam (online)

See sample questions from the CORE Test and learn the statutes and rules that the test is based on. 

FALA is excited to present our Practice Exam on the FALA Connect platform. Simply use the button below which will take you to the FALA Connect platform and create your account. You will then be able to purchase the practice exam and take the exam up to 5 times. If you already have an account, simply login and purchase to get started. 

​See real example questions that will test your comprehensive and problem-solving skills. Check it out!
Member Pricing: $42.50
Non-Member Pricing: $50


Adult Family Care Home Training (12-hour)

Training for individuals who wish to apply for a license as an Adult Family Care Home Provider.

12 CE credit hours

This 12-hour training is required by Florida Statute 429.75 for individuals who wish to apply for a license as an Adult Family Care Home Provider. This is a two-day class and students must attend both days.
Member Pricing: $175
Non-Member Pricing: $215

Extended Congregate Care Training & Continuing Education

For ECC Administrators and ECC supervisors in need of CE hours.

4 credit hours

ECC Training is required for the Administrator and the Extended Congregate Care (ECC) supervisor, if different from the Administrator, in facilities that have the ECC licensure. This initial training must be completed prior to a facility receiving its ECC licensure or within 3 months of beginning employment in the facility as an Administrator or ECC supervisor. This class will satisfy the requirements of Section 429.52, Florida Statutes to maintain ECC continued education. Successful completion of the ALF Core Training is a prerequisite for this training.  RNs receive 4 hours of continuing education, which will be reported directly to CE Broker.  This class will also satisfy the 4 hours of continuing education required every two years. 
Member Pricing: $115
Non-Member Pricing: $138

Adult Family Care Home Continuing Education

Required annual training for maintaining licensure as an Adult Family Care Home Provider. 

3 CE credit hours

This 3-hour continued education training is required annually by Florida Statute 429.75 for individuals to maintain their license as an Adult Family Care Home Provider.
Member Pricing: $74
Non-Member Pricing: $89

Dietary Update Training

For Administrators and food service supervisors' annual requirements.

2 CE credit hours

Florida Administrative Code 59A-36.011 (7), F.A.C. requires that the Administrator or person designated by the Administrator as responsible for the facility's food service and the day-to-day supervision of food service receive a 2-hour update annually in topics pertinent to nutrition and food service in an assisted living facility.
Member Pricing: $69
Non-Member Pricing: $89

Medication (Med Tech) Training & Continuing Education

For unlicensed staff providing management of medications.

2 CE credit hours

Unlicensed persons, as defined in Section 429.256(1)(b), F.S., who provide assistance with self-administration of medications and have successfully completed the initial 6-hour training, must obtain annually a minimum of  2 hours of continuing education training on providing assistance with self-administration of medications and safe medication practices in an assisted living facility. The 2 hours of continuing education training shall only be provided by a registered nurse or licensed pharmacist. The 2 hours of continuing education can be face-to-face or by webinar.

Trained unlicensed staff, prior to the effective date of the Rule, May 10, 2018, who assist with the self-administration of medications and have successfully completed 4 hours of assistance with self-administration of medications training, must complete an additional 2 hours of training that focuses on the new topics of Chapter 429.256(3), F.S. and Chapter 59A-36.011 (6) (c), F.A.C. before assisting with the procedures listed.

ServSafe Food Manager Training & Test

This program satisfies the requirements to become a certified Food Manager pursuant to Chapter 64E-11.012, F.A.C and Chapter 59A-36.012, F.A.C. This training and certification are good for 5 years.

The ServSafe Food Manager program broadens your understanding of the principals and practices of safe food management and equips you with the valuable knowledge needed to run a safe, sanitary, and positive food service environment. Residential Facilities that are required to maintain a Department of Health food certificate, such as, but not limited to:
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Non-Residential
  • Hospices
  • Adult Day Cares
  • Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICFDD)
  • Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)

Establishments that serve highly susceptible populations, or that have three or more employees at one time engaged in the storage, preparation or service of food, must have at least one certified manager present at all times when these activities are taking place. A Food Manager is a person who is responsible for the food establishment and/or has direct authority, control or supervision over employees who engage in the storage, preparation, display, or service of foods. A Certified Food Manager is one who has passed a written certification test, which has been approved by the Department, and demonstrates a basic knowledge of food protection practices.

This program explores the following topics:
  1. Providing Safe Food
  2. Forms of Contamination
  3. The Safe Food Handler
  4. The Flow of Food - Introduction
  5. The Flow of Food - Purchasing, Receiving and Storage
  6. The Flow of Food - Preparation
  7. The Flow of Food - Service
  8. Food Management Safety Systems
  9. Sanitary Facilities and Pest Management
  10. Cleaning and Sanitizing

Member Pricing: $140

Non-Member Pricing: $155

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First Aid | CPR | AED Certification Training

For employees needing First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

4 CE credit hours

This program covers the required training for employees needing First Aid/CPR/AED certification training pursuant to Chapter 59A-36.011(5), Florida Administrative Code.  This training must be taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor; an accredited college, university or vocational school; a licensed hospital; the American Heart Association, the National Safety Council; or a provider approved by the Department of Health.
Classes are 4 hours:  (Make Note of Your Class Times) Most Classes are 12pm to 4pm
Member Pricing: $40
Non-Member Pricing: $55

Classes are also scheduled upon request with 10 or more attendees.


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