NF Administrators Licensing and Enforcement

Questions about enrolling?

Call the Licensing and Certification Unit at 512-438-2050

Visit the Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP) website

For application forms and instructions.

Go to TULIP

Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Program

Accepts applications for new projects during the following application periods (excludes Communicative Technology):
Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
July 1 – Aug. 31

HHSC licenses nursing facility administrators, and enforces professional standards. Email forms to NFA Licensing Program.

NFA Licensing System

As of 02/28/2022, licensees and applicants will apply via Texas Unified License Information Portal (TULIP), a web-based licensure system designed specifically for licensed long-term care providers and licensees. TULIP will allow Nursing Facility Administrators (NFA) to complete all licensing and application functions online. This letter also provides important dates and information related to TULIP’s benefits and features, as well as instructions for making a successful transition to TULIP.

Log into TULIP account to create applicant registration, login and password reset here.

For assistance with using TULIP, please see user guide for NFA applicants (PDF).

Check NFA Licensure Status

To check the status of an NFA license as of 02/28/2022, go to Public Search link here and under Verify License select “Click here”.

See page 15 of the user guide for additional assistance.

Infection Control and PPE for NF Administrators Computer-based Training

  • This course is designed to increase infection control knowledge in long-term care settings. All knowledge gained from this training can be directly applied to the nursing facility administrator role.
  • This course is designed for NFAs to meet the Continuing Education Requirements for License Renewal for Infection Control (IC) and PPE.
  • To document successful course completion, participants must print a copy of the course certificate available at the end of the training and keep the certificate for documentation purposes.

Your computer must have the following:

  • In order to access the course, your internet browser must be set to allow pop-ups.
  • Browser: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. (We suggest to not use Internet Explorer, as your certificate may not populate. If this happens you will need to retake the course on a different browser to obtain credit.)
  • The ability to print or save your learning certificate as a PDF.

To take a training, click on a link below:

Questions?

  • Email Policy Rules Training with technical issues.  
  • Ensure all pop-up blockers are turned off before taking any of the web-based courses.

Veterans, Military Members and Spouses

The state of Texas recognizes the contributions of our military service members and their spouses and veterans.

Military service members or veterans may have met some licensing requirements as a result of their military service or other training, knowledge and experience. Military spouses of current, active duty military service members also may have met some licensing requirements related to this status. Modifications to renewal requirements may also be available for some military service members on active duty.

For more information regarding special licensure provisions military service members, military veterans or military spouses may qualify for, please see Senate Bill 1307, 84th Regular Legislative Session, 2015.

Military personnel and their spouses and veterans who are interested in the nursing facility administrator occupation and would like additional information regarding requirements may email credential@dads.state.tx.us or call 512-438-2015.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to military service members, veterans, and their families for their dedicated service to the United States of America and to the state of Texas.

About HHSC NFA

Licensing Branch

Nursing facility administrator licensing activities are conducted by the HHSC NFA Licensing Branch and include:

  • Validating initial and continuing education
  • Providing seminars for administrators in training preceptors
  • Taking licensure action to include issuance, renewal, denial or revocation

For more information, call 512-438-2015.

Professional Credentialing Enforcement

The Professional Credentialing Enforcement unit conducts NFA enforcement activities, including:

  • Investigating NFA complaints or referrals resulting from findings of substandard quality of care and/or violations of the NFA standards of conduct
  • Imposing and monitoring sanctions
  • Producing a quarterly newsletter
  • Coordinating program activities with the governor-appointed Nursing Facility Administrator Advisory Committee

For more information, call 512-438-5495.

Interested in the licensing process for assisted living facilities in Texas? Visit the How to Become an ALF Provider page to learn more.

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