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250+ Senior Living Professionals Committed to Career & Industry

March 21, 2017 | James Balda


250+ senior living professionals committed to the industryThe Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced a list of 252 senior living professionals who have earned their Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential.

The dedication exhibited by these professionals demonstrates not only a strong desire for personal and career growth, but also a steadfast commitment to strengthening and elevating the future of the assisted living industry.

With a burgeoning aging population, workforce development remains a critical imperative. Professional development programs and opportunities such as those offered through the SLCC are essential to cultivating competent, experienced, and trained employees who can provide the best quality of care to those we serve.

I continue to encourage those within the industry who believe they are eligible for certification to register and sit for an upcoming certification examination.

The CDAL examination provides a mechanism to measure judgment, application of knowledge, and problem-solving abilities. It is comprised of questions in the following knowledge domains: Principles and Philosophy of Assisted Living, Resident Care and Services, Customer Experience, Leadership, Operations Management, Regulatory Compliance, Sales and Marketing, and Financial Management.

Applications for the CDAL certification and registration for the spring testing period for the certification examination are currently open. Successful completion of the exam is one of the requirements for attaining certification through the SLCC. April 15 marks the registration deadline for the testing period taking place this spring from March 1 – May 31.

To learn more, register, and submit an application, visit slcccertification.org.

assisted-living-community-executive-director.jpgCertification Resource Available

Argentum offers an Assisted Living Community Executive Director Resource and Study Guide.

The information contained in the resource 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.

To learn more and to order, visit argentum.org/edstudyguide.


Join us at the Executive Director Leadership Institute

May 1-3, 2017 | Nashville, TN

As part of our broader effort to continue to support and enhance the professionalism of the senior living industry, we encourage you to join us for Argentum’s Executive Director Leadership Institute.

Held in conjunction with the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference, the Executive Director Leadership Institute is an intensive educational experience designed for executive directors of senior living communities. The personalized curriculum encourages real world application of best operational practices in senior living.

Learn more and register at argentum.org/edli.

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James Balda is a guest author for OnShift’s blog and the President and CEO of Argentum, the largest national association exclusively dedicated to senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve.

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