Texas Assisted Living Association

2021 Education Schedule

Event Dates Location Registration
Continuous Self-Study
REGISTER
Regs Only Course January 17th – 21st Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
AL Admin-Only Online Course February 7th – 11th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
Regs Only Course March 7th – 12th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
Annual Conference April 19th-22nd Kalahari Resort & Convention Center Registration coming soon.
AL Admin-Only Course May 2nd – 6th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
Regs Only Course May 9th – 13th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
Regs Only Course June 20th – 24th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
AL Admin-Only Course July 18th – 22nd Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
Regs Only Course August 15th – 19th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
AL Admin-Only Course September 5th – 9th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
Regs Only Course October 10th - 14th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
AL Admin-Only Course November 7th – 11th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.
Regs Only Course December 5th – 9th Virtual - Video Modules Registration coming soon.

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.
  • Our final class of 2020 will be the November Regs class. Please stay tuned for the 2021 Education Calendar. Class links will open throughout the year.
  • $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.
  • Our final Admin class of 2020 was held in October. Please stay tuned for the 2021 Education Calendar. Class links will open throughout the year.
  • $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!

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.