2020 Assisted Living Manager Course Schedule

2020 Event Schedule

NOTE: All in-person classes have been postponed until further notice.

CONTINUOUS Self-Study 16 hour AL Course
May 20th-21st, 2020 May Regs Only “Live” Webcast
June 15th-18th, 2020 Conference Live Webcast
May 19th-21st, 2020 Austin Registration Coming Soon
June 16th-18th, 2020 Plano Registration Coming Soon
July 14th-16th, 2020 Corpus Christi Registration Coming Soon
July 28th, 2020 San Antonio Registration Coming Soon
August 4th-6th, 2020 Waco Registration Coming Soon
August 18th-20th, 2020 Houston Registration Coming Soon
September 8th, 2020 Austin Registration Coming Soon
September 22nd-24th, 2020 Dallas Registration Coming Soon
October 13th-15th, 2020 Houston Registration Coming Soon
October 20th-22nd, 2020 McAllen/Brownsville Registration Coming Soon
November 10th-12th, 2020 New Braunfels Registration Coming Soon
December 1st, 2020 Granbury Registration Coming Soon

Course Information:

TALA offers the Texas Regulations Class and Administrator’s Overview Class throughout various times during the year.  Please refer to the TALA Events calendar to find the next available class in your area.

In order to ensure timely production of all appropriate materials for the class, paid registrations are due in the TALA offices generally 2 weeks before the class date. TALA will make every effort to accommodate late registrations, or on-site registrations, but cannot guarantee that a full set of materials will be available for those who register late.

These classes are approved by the State of Texas for Assisted Living Managers and for continuing education credit.  The three day course makes up the 24 hour certification for assisted living managers required by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

The Regulations course is always held on the first day of the course, usually a Tuesday.

New Prices:

Member Rates

  • Regs Only Course $140
  • Admin Only Course $260
  • Full Course $400

Non Member Rates

  • Regs Only Course $225
  • Admin Only Course $325
  • Full Course $550

(Classes are held from 8:00a.m. until 5:00 p.m., lunch is included)

We must have 10 participants enrolled to hold the class, so spread the word.  Classes fill up quickly so please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have questions.  Thank you and we look forward to serving you.

For Education related questions, please contact Amanda Bailey at 512-653-5658 or email [email protected].


1.  Payment is required at the time of enrollment/registration. Registration will not be processed until payment is received.

2.  Payment may be made in the form of checks, credit cards, money orders.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.

3.  Written cancellation requests received up to 1 week prior to program date will be refunded at 85% of the registration fee or full credit issued to attend another TALA program within the same calendar year.

4.  NO REFUNDS DURING THE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH CLASS DATE.  However, if requested, full credit will be issued for one year to attend another TALA program.

Class Documents

Meet the AL Trainers

Linda Abel

Linda and her husband Jim have been married for 49 years. Linda has worked as an RN in Assisted Living communities for 20 years of her career. She also served alongside her husband, Jim who is a United Methodist Minister. She and Jim have 2 grown sons, who have families of their own. They especially enjoy spending time with the granddaughters. Linda officially retired in 2016, however many would say she doesn’t really understand what retirement is about. Since retirement she has served the Texas Assisted Living Association as a trainer for Assisted Living Mangers all over the state of Texas.

Linda’s vision to lead Dementia Friendly Fort Worth grew out of her nursing profession and her desire to serve the older population of First United Methodist Fort Worth. Linda’s aspirations include a vision to see nursing professionals graduate with an awareness and training for nurses on better care for those with dementia until there is a cure!

Mark Jeffers

Mark has worked for the State of Texas for greater than 20 years of service in various state agencies, Texas Department of Health (TDH), Texas Department of Human Services (DHS), and Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) at various positions.
Some of these include Director of Field Operations, Nursing Leadership Executive, Manager of Licensing Programs, Nurse Leader in Medicare Case Mix Pilot Program, Manager of Education Services, Specialist Investigator in Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation,  and Nurse/Generalist Surveyor.    He has served on committees with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where he was nationally awarded for leadership in education of surveyors and he also received national recognition on the focus of the health and safety of residents in Texas.   Mark is a RN and has also fulfilled various positions within nursing, nursing education and nursing administration.

Following retirement from state government, Mark joined the teaching team for the Texas Assisted Living Manager’s Courses.

Mark is married with four children, and eight grandchildren.


Save the date for 2020! #TALA2020

Our 2020 Annual Conference has been rescheduled to a Live Webcast

June 15th-18th, 2020

Register Online