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Karen Lowe

Karen Lowe

Education and Special Projects Coordinator

  • Assisting with coordination of all professional education events, including planning, development, and implementation
  • Coordination of special projects and initiatives, including Leadership Academy, Employer of Choice and ltcGAIN
  • Assisting with all Continuing Education credentialing requirements and processes

Anne Shelley, MBA, BSN, RN

Anne Shelley

Director of Professional Development & HH/Hospice Regulatory Relations

  • Reviews state and federal policies and regulations and provides technical and regulatory support to Home Health and Hospice members
  • Works with state and federal agencies and regulatory bodies to develop policy and rules for the home health and hospice industry
  • Provides education for hospice and palliative care providers related to regulatory and operational issues
  • Responsible for overseeing all educational offerings provided by LeadingAge Ohio

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Core of Knowledge Calendar

 January 2019 

None at this time.

Core of Knowledge

The Core of Knowledge course is designed specifically for the Administrator-In- Training (AIT) participant. This course meets the special academic requirement set by BELTSS for qualifying to take the state licensure board examination. Ohio participants should call the Board at (614) 466-5114 to arrange their AIT
internship. The CORE may be taken at any time during the process: before, during, or after the internship. CORE hours do not count towards the internship hours.

BELTSS- Core of Knowledge

LeadingAge Ohio

The content of the course is designed to provide information and promote understanding that will lead to more effective performance in the administration of long-term care. The subject areas listed below have been recommended by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards and endorsed by BELTSS.

These topics are included in the Core of Knowledge course:

  • Customer care, supports, and services
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Environment
  • Management and Leadership 



2019 Core of Knowledge Winter Dates

Winter 2019

January 7 - January 24, 2019 
Classes will be held Monday through Thursday for three weeks from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. each day. A final course schedule and further details will be sent out a few weeks before the class begins.

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Note: Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and meal arrangements.  We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible.

Hotel Accommodations

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center offers Core of Knowledge students the following overnight
room rate: Single: $125

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the special rates above. Please make your reservation
no later than three weeks prior to each week. Mention you are attending the BELTSS Core of Knowledge
for the group rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all
of the Core of Knowledge rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate. To make a reservation,
call the hotel directly at 866-233-9393 and ask for Reservations. For directions or additional
information, please visit the hotel’s website at

Tuition for the Core of Knowledge Course is $1,200. The Tuition includes all instructional materials.
Also included in the tuition are the following reference materials: The Long Term Care Survey book, Accounting Made Simple, Alive Inside DVD. Tuition also includes access to all web-based self-study assignments.  In addition refreshments and snacks will be available to students during the face-to-face classroom dates.  It does not include lodging, lunch or dinner. Credit card registrations are accepted. Space is limited, register today to insure your spot.

Enrollment is open to anyone interested in becoming a nursing home administrator as well as those
wanting professional training in nursing home administration. 

Course Format
Per 4751-1-16 of the Administrative Code, section (5)(a) requires 100 clock hours of study in core of knowledge subjects. Therefore this course will include face-to-face classroom learning as well as several self-study assignments. Students will complete web-based self-study, traditional DVD as well as written assignments. Students must attend every day of the face-to-face classroom presentations as well as complete all self-study assignments to successfully graduate from the BELTSS Core of Knowledge.

Certificate of Completion
All those satisfactorily completing the course will receive a certificate which satisfies the requirement with the Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS). 

 Two Options to Register:


CLICK HERE to register online.

 **Online registration is required when paying by credit card.**
(Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted)


Mail completed registration form and full payment to LeadingAge Ohio, 2233 North Bank Drive, Columbus, OH 43220. Your reservation will be made upon receipt of this form and payment by credit card or check.

All registrants will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please do not assume that you are registered. Questions? Email us at or call (614) 444-2882. 

Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Should you not be able to attend the BELTSS Core of Knowledge as planned, please notify the provider at least ten business days prior to the first face-to-face classroom date. Student understands cancelling their enrollment will void any web-based self-study assignments completed prior to the date of the cancellation. Cancellations received through December 24, 2018 will be fully refunded.  Cancellations December 25, 2018 – January 2, 2019 will be refunded minus a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after January 3, 2019 will be charged the full registration fee. 

Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.