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The Senior Living Certification Commission

In 2015, the Argentum Board of Directors formed the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to professional development initiatives for senior living executives and staff members.

The SLCC’s Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential demonstrates attainment of consistent, relevant, measurable and industry-recognized standards of practice in the assisted living executive director role. To become certified, eligible assisted living executive directors must pass a written examination based on knowledge domains and job tasks related to knowledge and duties performed by assisted living executive directors.

CDALs demonstrate competency in their role as a community leader and commitment to the highest quality of service in senior living.

Certification Advances Excellence

“An executive director with a CDAL has demonstrated a level of accomplishment in terms of their time and tenure and experience in the industry, but also in their knowledge of how to deal with things that are not really written by the book.”
Patricia Will, CEO & Co-Founder, Belmont Village Senior Living

2018 Important Dates

MARCH – MAY TESTING WINDOW
January 26, 2018 – Registration Opens
March 12, 2018 – Testing Period Opens
April 17, 2018 – Registration Deadline
May 2, 2018 – Late Registration Deadline ($50 late fee)
June 1, 2018 – Testing Period Closes

SEPT. – DEC. TESTING WINDOW
July 27, 2018 – Registration Opens
September 17, 2018 – Testing Period Opens
October 31, 2018 – Registration Deadline
November 14, 2018 – Late Registration Deadline ($50 late fee)
December 14, 2018 – Testing Period Closes

Register to Become a Certified Director of Assisted Living

Learn more about certification eligibility requirements, deadlines, and fees.
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Assisted Living Community Executive Director Primer

The Assisted Living Community Executive Director Primer provides senior living executive directors information on how to be more effective in their jobs. The resource was developed by a panel of subject matter experts in the management of assisted living communities, and is further validated by a larger pool of executive directors from across the country. It provides information on accepted best practices and helps executive directors enhance and augment skills and knowledge in various domains of study critical to performance excellence. 

Order the Primer

$250
Argentum Member
$325
Nonmember

What's Inside?

Chapter 1: Principles and Philosophy of Assisted Living
An overview of the major principles and philosophies commonly associated with assisted living.

Chapter 2: Resident Care and Services
Strategies for how a community can support residents with effective health care strategies and comprehensive care coordination.

Chapter 3: Customer Experience
A review of strategies that support a positive customer experience.

Chapter 4: Leadership
A focus on critical leadership skills such as outreach and strategic execution.

Chapter 5: Operations Management
Highlighting effective operations management tactics and plans.

Chapter 6: Regulatory Compliance
A review of state and federal regulatory compliance.

Chapter 7: Sales & Marketing
A focus on aligning sales and marketing tactics.

Chapter 8: Financial Management
An overview of accounting and financial management practices.

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