Senior Living Certification Commission Announces Inaugural Class of Professionals Who Have Earned the Certified Director of Assisted Living Credential

Living Certification Commission
(SLCC) has announced a list of 252
senior living professionals
who have earned its Certified Director
of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential.

The SLCC’s CDAL program was developed by practicing subject matter
experts in senior living, and is based on the unique knowledge and
skills required by the executive director, as identified through an
extensive job analysis. Utilizing standards for best practice in the
certification field, this voluntary certification program takes existing
state licensing requirements to the next level. Certification
demonstrates attainment of consistent, relevant, measurable and
industry-recognized standards of practice in the assisted living
executive director role.

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.

“I congratulate each of our professionals that have earned the Certified
Director of Assisted Living credential,” said SLCC Chairman and Legend
Senior Living CEO Tim Buchanan. “I also want to encourage other
qualified professionals to apply for the opportunity to earn this
credential. The commitment to sit for certification demonstrates not
only a personal drive for growth, but also a desire to elevate the
standards of the industry.”

Applications for the CDAL certification and registration for the spring
testing period for the certification examination are now 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.

“The new Certified Director of Assisted Living program gives leaders
access to a high-standard credential which recognizes their experience,
competency and professionalism, strengthening our industry’s dedication
to providing quality of life to those we serve,” said Argentum Board of
Directors Chairman and Silverado CEO Loren Shook. “It demonstrates to
consumers and state regulators that the senior living industry is
committed to rigorous, professional development and self-regulation in
an effort to deliver the best of quality of life to our consumers.”

About SLCC

The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) is an independent,
non-profit organization committed to establishing credentialing programs
for professionals working in senior living. To learn more about the
SLCC, visit

About Argentum

Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, accessibility,
independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.
Argentum’s programs promote business and operational excellence designed
to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living.
To learn more about Argentum, visit


Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC)
Paul Williams,
Executive Director