Meeting the needs of Ohio’s
Long-term Care Professionals since 1946


When is my Renewal Due?

  • CEAL® Renewals are due January 15 or July 15 annually.

  • Refer to your initial approval email or certificate for your renewal year

  • Failure to renew prior to the date of expiration invokes a $50 per calendar quarter late penalty, up to a maximum of 4 quarters or $200.

  • Failure to renew for an entire year will require the individual to attend the CEAL® education course and retake the NAB exams.

How Do I renew?

  • Download the form above and complete

  • Mail with required attachments to: OHCA, PO Box 447, Lewis Center, Ohio  43035 OR

  • Scan and email to Debbie Jamieson, OR

  • FAX to 614-436-0939

Things to Remember:

  • 15 hours of assisted living focused continuing education credit are required annually to renewal your CEAL®.

  • You can accumulate hours from the date you received your CEAL® until your renewal date.

  • There is no limit on the number of self-study courses you can use for your renewal.

  • CEs earned at the CEAL® course itself cannot be used toward your renewal.

  • You will be required to submit copies of your certificates

  • Extra courses during your renewal period can be used towards the next renewal period. You may go back fifteen (15) months from your renewal date, provided you do not split any courses.

What is assisted living focused education?

  • Specific to assisted living

  • NOT specific skilled nursing facility topics such as MDS, reimbursement, SNF survey, services performed only in skilled settings, etc.

  • If you have a question about a course, email the agenda or course brochure to Kathy Chapman, Education Director ( for verification.