ALF Core Training
UPDATED TO 2018 REGULATIONS
Welcome and thank you for considering purchasing this ALF Core Training.
This course is 100% online. ALF Administrators and managers are licensed by the Department of Elder Affairs for the State of Florida Department. To become an Assisted Living Facility Administrator or Manager you must complete this required 26 hour ALF CORE Training course and successfully pass the state CORE Competency Exam according to Chapter 58A-5.0191, Florida Administrative Code. The exam is administered by the University of South Florida (USF) and is 100 questions long which requires a passing grade of at least 75%.
This online training is offered by Shery Stockstill who approved by the Department of Elder Affairs to teach the Core Training course required by this rule. Assisting Sheryl is her Husband Kalei Stockstill. Together, they operate a 32-bed family owned facility in Brevard County called ALF at Ocean Breeze Gardens. As a small facility operator, Sheryl and Kalei handle almost every aspect of operations including Human Resources, Administrative, & Marketing.
For ALF Core Training, we offer 2 options.
- Online ALF Core + Exam Prep – $225
- Online ALF Core + Forms + Marketing + Virtual Consulting + Exam Prep – $500
Option 1: Online ALF Core Training $225
This Basic Online Core Package includes the required 26 Core Training and the ALF Core Exam Prep Course. This course is available for up to 12 months and you can get started immediately. The online format allows you to work at your own pace from anywhere and almost any device. Most students take a few weeks to complete the training and then register for the state exam. Next, they use the course and the ALF Core Exam prep to help prepare for the ALF Core Competency exam.
- Online ALF Core Training
- Online Exam Prep
Option 2: Online ALF Core Training + Virtual Consulting $500
The ALF Core + Virtual Consulting is an additional $250 for a total of $500. Many people are planning on opening a facility of their own. If you are, this package is for you. The course includes:
- Online ALF Core Training
- Exam Prep
- Virtual Consulting
- Marketing Tutorial
- Facility Forms Package- Every form we use in our facility including contracts, checklists, employee forms and much more.
This package includes both ALF Core Training and our Virtual ALF Consulting Package for an amazingly low price of $500. This is the same price most Assisted Living Core trainers offer basic Core 26-hour course.
Our package is over 40 hours of ALF Core Training AND Consulting. We teach you everything we know about starting, operating, and growing a successful assisted living business in Florida. This package includes our Forms Package which offers every form that we use in our facility including contracts and much more.
A Message from the Instructor
I believe that purchasing this course will be a great decision and let me tell you why.
The State of Florida and the Department of Elder Affairs require new administrators take a 26-hour course and also pass a state exam. All courses offered by ALF Core approved trainers meet this requirement; however, the topics covered require much more time to fully understand. The administration of an assisted living facility is not easy and there are many regulations that must be met.
When we took the ALF Core Training we took it on site and the course lasted a quick 4 and 1/2 days. Take it from me, this was not enough time to cover some of the difficult subjects in detail. This online course is designed so you can work at your pace and is available for up to 4 months. This allows you to focus on areas that need more time and attention. The on-site training we took had no quizzes and nothing to prepare us for the state exam. When we designed this course, we wanted this to be an area of focus. Most modules offer quizzes to help you absorb the material better and like the state exam, some of the questions are tricky. You can retake the quizzes as many times as you like without any penalty. We only require a score of 50% in order to pass the quiz and advance to the next module. In all, this course consists of over 280 questions which are also compiled into a final exam. The Final Exam is a great resource for you and only requires 1% correct to pass and receive your completion certificate.
APPROVED PROVIDER LIST & STATE EXAM SCHEDULE
To verify that we are an approved provider and find the State Test Schedule, please follow this links below:
- Registered ALF Core Trainers: https://fmw.state.fl.us:8890/apps/doeaapex/f?p=2145:3:0::NO:::
- State Test Schedule click here: http://www.alf.usf.edu/eschedule.html
|It was very informative, I will use the final exam as a practice to prepare for the State Test.
I have recommended this course to a couple of my friends that are interested.
|Excellent material and access to resources. Online training allows for flexibility of hours spent training|
|I appreciated this course. It really covered it … thank you very much for this very valuable course.|
|“I really learned a lot I want to thank you I am so excited about this.”|
|“The course was very interesting, i learned a lot. thank you!”|
|“It was very informative, educational, and easy to comprehend.”|
|“LOVED this online program! Can’t wait to take other classes on here and also use it with future staff!!”
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|“When i started doing the training, i was a bit hesitant, because i am not too familiar
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|“Your company did an awesome job on helping me practice for the state exam. Thank you!”|
|“I understand the training very well, also when I make few phone calls was glad that a fine gentleman answer all my questions. I also like a lot that the Instructors gave priceless experience knowledge, also en-light me to be extra careful in the subject they were talking about, I’m truly grateful for all your dedication. Thank you. God bless”|
|“The course is very detailed and fosters effective training in the field of Senior Care giving.”|
|“Just received my completion certificate, Yeaaahhh!!!! I absolutely enjooooyed this online program, the only program here in Melbourne I was not able to attend and I could not commute to Orlando for a Mon-Fri class, I work nights and I have a 1 and 8 year old, so this worked perfectly! The instructors were awesome, will definately recommend this program to others.”|
|Overall, it is a very good and impressively comprehensive course. All of the videos were especially helpful to me instead of having to just read all of the information.|
|I found the course to be very user friendly.|
|Really Enjoyed it|
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- Access anywhere and anytime
- Available for 4 months
- Most lessons taught with Audio and Video
- 550 Question Exam Prep Activity (help you prepare for the State Competency Test – $99 Value)
Important Note: Completion of this course is only the first step to become a licensed administrator or manager for the State of Florida. The second step is to pass the Core Competency Exam offered by the Department of Elder Affairs.
About the Instructors
Mrs. Stockstill has been a licensed assisted living administrator since 2009. She is an owner/operator of Ocean Breeze Gardens assisted living community in Satellite Beach Florida. Sheryl and her husband started working on Ocean Breeze Gardens (OBG) in 2007. They designed and opened it from the ground up. OBG opened with 6 beds in 2009 and has expanded to 32 beds in 2012. Sheryl has done everything from planning and zoning approval, concept approval, fire inspections, initial licensing applications, operations, and sales and marketing. She has done 5 capacity expansions and had over 15 AHCA inspections. Sheryl earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Elementary Education. She will earn a Master’s degree from the University of Central Florida in Fall 2013. Sheryl is a skilled educator.