HHSC licenses Nursing Facility Administrators (NFAs) and enforces professional standards. The following information has been compiled from the HHSC website for easy reference.
If you have any questions regarding your license, please feel free to email Anne.Trejo@HHS.Texas.gov.
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TULIP - NFA Licensing System
Effective 2/28/2022, Nursing Facility Administrator (NFA) licensees and applicants will apply via Texas Unified License Information Portal (TULIP), a web-based licensure system designed specifically for licensed long-term care providers and licensees. TULIP will allow NFAs to complete all licensing and application functions online.
License numbers have been updated for TULIP to a NFA123456 format. Depending on your license number, you will need to add either NFA00 or NFA0 to the beginning of your license number. For example, if your license number is 1234, your updated license number is NFA001234 and if your license number is 12345, your updated license number is NFA012345.
The TULIP User Guide is available online.
- Account Setup - Pg 11
- Inactivate your License - Pg 132
- Preceptor Application - Pg 142
- License Renewal - Pg 165
To setup your account, please go to https://txhhs.force.com/TULIP/s/login/ and follow the on-screen instructions.
Contact Info for Questions and/or Issues
- TULIP Issues – TULIP_Support@HHSC.State.TX.US
- NFA Licensing - NFA_Licensing_Program@HHS.Texas.gov
- Licensing & Credentialing - Stephanie.Allred@HHS.Texas.gov or Sara.Adame@HHS.Texas.gov or Anne.Trejo@HHS.Texas.gov
Continuing Education (CEUs)
HHSC requires 40 hours CEUs with a minimum of 6-hrs Ethics for license renewal.
HHSC has updated the CEU requirements for NFAs and no longer have the live/classroom requirement.
CHA Seminars now offers an NFA 40-hr CEU (including 6-hrs Ethics) SELF-STUDY package meeting state license renewal requirements in §555.35.
HHSC Mandatory Training
HHSC requires every NFA to complete the Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment training each license renewal period.
Please use Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari to receive course credit (certificate of completion). Please DO NOT use Internet Explorer as your certificate may not populate. If this happens you will need to retake the course on a different browser to obtain credit.
Please print your certificate after the completion each module. These four (4) certificates must be uploaded to TULIP with each license renewal.
To take the training, please click on the links below:
- Module 1 - Infection Prevention Control Program
- Module 2 - Recognizing & Containing Outbreaks
- Module 3 - Standard & Transmission-based Precautions
- Module 4 - Environmental Cleaning & Disinfecton
Fingerprints via IdentoGO
HHSC requires every NFA to complete a background check each license renewal period.
The HHSC Service Code is 11JH8H.
To schedule your appointment, please go to https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/11JH8H and follow the on-screen instructions.
Please schedule your appointment within 90 days of your renewal date.
All Preceptor applications are submitted via the TULIP system using Form 5520-NFA.
The TULIP User Guide is available online. Instructions for the Preceptor Application begin on Pg 142.
Please print your certificate at the end of each module. These four (4) certificates must be uploaded to TULIP with your online application.
The Preceptor seminar is offered by NAB at NABweb.org/Seeking-Licensure/Preceptor-Information/Preceptor-Training-Modules.