Texas Assisted Living Association

Updated 2020 Education Schedule due to Covid

Event Dates Location Registration
Administrative Overview Course August 23rd-27th Virtual
Regs Only Course September 8th and 9th Virtual via Webcast
Administrative Overview Course October 18th-22nd Virtual
Regs Only Course November 10th and 11th Virtual via Webcast
Continuous Self-Study

Due to the current Pandemic our country is going through we are currently not offering in-person education events. We do have a couple of options for you to complete in a distance learning setting.  To be an assisted living manager in the state of Texas you have to have the full 24-hour AL Manger’s Course. That course in broken down into 16 hours of Administrative Overview and 8 hours of Regulations.

We have two ways you can complete the 16 hours of Administrative Overview. You can complete the Self-Study course or one of our upcoming TALA virtual Administrative Overview classes. You will then have to take the 8-hour Regulations Webcast. You will find details below.

REGS Webcast Replay

  • We have transitioned our in-person Texas Regulations class to a Webcast for the time being. Linda Abel our long-time instructor does a great job teaching the Regs in this 8- hour course.
  • The class is split into two 4-hour back to back days.
  • This is a live event with a prerecorded video so you must attend both days to receive your 8-hour certificate.
  • Register below for either of the upcoming dates for Fall 2020. Once you have registered and paid the appropriate fee you will receive email communication in the week prior to your course with a login link.
  • $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).

 In House Virtual Administrative Overview Course

We are working with our long-time instructor to put the final touches on an online version of our Administrative Overview course with updated materials. We plan to offer it in August, October, and December. Please visit the website for updates later this month.

Self-Study 16-hour AL Course Instructions

  • Complete the online Registration form and click next to get to fee page.
  • Pay the Required Fee
  • $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). Please note it may take 5-7 days for your books to arrive.
  • Once the student has completed the open-book exam, send it back to SLU via email, US mail, or fax (it will be graded same day). It does NOT get sent to our TALA office.
  • Certificate and Letter of Completion will be emailed to the student for 16 hours for the Administrative Overview portion of the full course.

Note: To pass at least 85% must be received on the open-book exam. One re-test is allowed at no extra charge.

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.