Texas Assisted Living Association

2022 Education Schedule

Event Dates Location Registration
Continuous Self-Study Admin Overview
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AL Admin Only July 17th-21st Virtual - Video Modules
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Regs Only Course August 7th-11th Virtual - Video Modules
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AL Admin Only September 11th-15th Virtual - Video Modules
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Regs Only Course October 16th-20th Virtual - Video Modules
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AL Admin Only November 6th-10th Virtual - Video Modules
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Regs Only Course December 4th-8th Virtual - Video Modules
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Due to the current Pandemic our country is going through we are currently not offering in-person education events. We are currently offering distance learning courses to fulfill the Manager requirements in the state of Texas. To be an assisted living manager in the state of Texas you need to complete the full 24-hour AL Manager’s Course. The course is broken down into two parts, 16 hours of Administrative Overview and 8 hours of Texas Regulations.

We have two ways you can complete the 16-hour Administrative Overview Course. You can complete the Self-Study course or one of our upcoming TALA virtual Administrative Overview classes. You will also find a virtual option for the required 8-hour Texas Regulations course. Details are below…

REGS Course via Video Modules

We have transitioned our in-person Texas Regulations class to a virtual format that consists of 5 video modules. Linda Abel our long-time instructor does a great job teaching the Regs in this 8- hour course.

The class is split into 5 video modules that must be watched over the 5-day period. Please note 100% of the videos must be watched.

At the end of the final video attendees will be prompted to complete a quiz. You must receive a passing score of 70 or better. You are given the opportunity to retake the quiz if needed.

TALA is also offering all attendees the opportunity to join us for a zoom call later in the week to have a chance to ask questions or get clarification on course content. This time will be determined and communicated to attendees in the week prior.

$140 for TALA Members and $225 for Non-Members. (if you or the company you work for have not joined TALA as a member please select Non-Member or visit the membership tab for more information on becoming a TALA Member).


 Administrative Overview Course via Video Modules

We have worked with our long-time instructor to put together a dynamic online version of our Administrative Overview course with updated materials.

This course consists of 15 video modules that must be watched during the week of the course. Please note that 100 % of the videos must be completed.

At the end of the final video you will be prompted to complete a quiz. You must receive a passing score of 70 or better on the quiz. You are given the opportunity to retake the quiz if needed.

TALA is also offering all attendees the opportunity to join us for a zoom call later in the week to have a chance to ask questions or get clarification on course content. This time will be determined and communicated to attendees in the week prior.

$260 for TALA Members and $325 for Non-Members. (if you or the company you work for have not joined TALA as a member please select Non-Member or visit the membership tab for more information on becoming a TALA Member).


Self-Study Course – Offered Continuously

This course is offered continuously. Upon registering for this open book self-study course, you will receive a package in the mail from Senior Living U. These are sent out within 24 hours of registering, however, it does take 5-7 business days to arrive to you.

Cost is $375 for Member/$450 Non-Member (if you or the company you work for have not joined TALA as a member please select Non-Member or visit the membership tab for more information on becoming a TALA Member).

Your 3 MANUAL package A MANAGEMENT REFERENCE FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS and the open-book exam will be sent UPS (Same day if before 4:00 EST).

Once the student has read the manuals and completed the open-book exam, send it back to SLU via email [email protected], US mail, or fax (it will be graded same day). It does NOT get sent to our TALA office. Note: To pass at least 85% must be received on the open-book exam. One re-test is allowed at no extra charge.

Certificate and Letter of Completion will be emailed to the student for 16 hours for the Administrative Overview portion of the full course. Please note that this course is approved for 14 NAB hours that you will also receive a certificate for. It is completely up to the individual if you choose to register with NAB. It is not a requirement in the state of Texas.

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!

Rose Saenz

Rose M. Saenz's 20+ year career is centered over serving seniors in various senior living roles from nursing care to operations to new developments. She has successfully opened, licensed and operated assisted living and memory care communities.

Rose actively serves the industry as President and Operations Specialist for RevealSol, LLC, a consulting company and as the Vice President of Workforce Development for Texas Assisted Living Association (TALA) .  Additionally, she serves on the Board for A Gift Of Time in Georgetown and supports the Public Policy Committee with (TALA).

Rose is passionate about educating and supporting community leaders in how care is approached, ensuring independence, autonomy and dignity of senior adults is of highest regard through day to day operational practices, programming and community design.

Carmen Tilton

Carmen Tilton is VP of Public Policy for TALA. She oversees legislative and regulatory affairs which entails her representing TALA with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and being a leading voice at the Texas Capitol. She joined TALA in February 2020 after two years as a Senior Executive Policy Advisor for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and five years as a Senior Policy Analyst for several members in the Texas Legislature.

She has an extensive background in both the legislative and rulemaking processes with a focus on long-term care and behavioral health policies and programs. Carmen received her Master’s in Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a sixth generation Texan, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and a native of Terlingua, TX.