The administrator-in-charge, who is responsible to the administrator for carrying out the program in an adult care home in the absence of the administrator, shall meet the following requirements:

(1)           be 21 years or older;

(2)           be a high school graduate or certified under the G.E.D. program or have passed an alternative examination established by the Department;

(3)           have six months training or experience related to management or supervision in long term care or health care settings or be a licensed health professional, licensed nursing home administrator or certified assisted living administrator; and

(4)           earn 12 hours a year of continuing education credits related to the management of adult care homes or care of aged and disabled persons.