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Activities Director and Social Services Director Courses

General Information

Activities and Social Services director courses shall be provided through a program sponsored or approved by a nationally affiliated association of providers subject to Oklahoma Nursing and Specialized Facilities Rule, regionally accredited institution of higher learning, Oklahoma career technology center, nationally recognized professional accrediting body for activity professionals or a Department approved program [OAC 310:675-13-8(c)(3)] [OAC 310:675-13-9(c)(3)].

Pursuant to the rules for Nursing and Specialized Facilities, Chapter 675, at 310:675-13-8(b)(3) and 310:675-13-9(b)(2), the Department has authority to approve activities director and social services director courses. A Department application review will determine if state requirements for a director course are met prior to notification of approval or denial. Notice of the Department’s decision to approve or deny will be forwarded to the applicant within thirty (30) calendar days from receipt of the application. Instructors shall have a degree or substantial recent experience in the subject matter being taught, or other educational, teaching, or professional qualifications determined by the course provider [OAC 310:675-13-8(c)(7)] [OAC 310:675-13-9(c)(7)].

If the Department finds the application has not addressed all requirements, a written notice shall be provided detailing the requirements not met and providing opportunity for amendment to the application. After review, the Department will notify the course contact person of approval, disapproval, action, or changes of status regarding the course [OAC 310:675-13-8(c)(2)] [OAC 310:675-13-9(c)(2)].

Course approval shall be for a period of three (3) years from the date of approval issuance. In the interest of updated curriculum, reflecting the latest best practice, a new application, and curriculum review are required triennially. Currently approved training programs shall apply under this section within twelve (12) months from June 25, 2009, the effective date of this rule [OAC 310:675-13-8(c)(11)] [OAC 310:675-13-9(c)(11)].

Course Eligibility

Any person or entity seeking to conduct an approved Activities Director or Social Services Director course shall submit an application to the Department as provided in OAC 310:675-13-8, Activities personnel and OAC 310:675-13-9, Social services personnel.

A non-refundable application fee of $100 is required. Make check or money order payable to the Oklahoma State Department of Health or OSDH.


Activities Director Course, OAC 310:675-13-8 Rule Excerpt 

Social Services Director Course, OAC 310:675-13-9 Rule Excerpt

Application Forms

Activities Director Course Application, ODH Form 826

Social Services Director Course Application, ODH Form 827 

Contact Information

Mailing Address (for applications):
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Nurse Aide Registry
PO Box 268816
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-8816

Physical Address:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK

Phone: (405) 426-8150
Fax*: (405) 900-7572

*Applications without fees can also be emailed or faxed to the Nurse Aide and Nontechnical Service Workers Registry team.

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