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Assisted Living Executive Director Certification Program

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.

Learn more about certification eligibility requirements, deadlines and fees.

Assisted Living Executive Director Resource and Study Guide

It is Argentum’s goal to provide a useful and informative resource for executive directors preparing to take the certification exam, or those desiring to learn how to be more effective in his or her job. The information contained in the Argentum Assisted Living Community Executive Director Resource and Study Guide is based upon a competency model developed by a panel of subject matter experts (SMEs) in the management of assisted living communities, and it is further validated by a larger pool of executive directors from across the country. Shipping and tax is included in the price of the study guide.

Non-Member: $325
Argentum Member: $250
Argentum Member Bulk (10-49): $225
Argentum Member Bulk (50+): $195

If you are unsure if your company is an Argentum member, please see our Member List or contact Kari Horesky at

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