Senior Living Certification Commission Launches Certification for Assisted Living Executive Directors

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced the
launch of its certification for Assisted Living Executive Directors.


“This is an important milestone for the Assisted Living Executive
Director certification program,” said SLCC Chairman and Legend Senior
Living CEO Tim Buchanan. “We encourage senior living
professionals to take the next step in their professional development
and 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 Assisted Living Executive Director certification and
registration for the fall 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. October 1
marks the registration deadline for the testing period taking place this
fall from October 16-December 15.

Over the past fifteen months, the SLCC has held multiple subject matter
expert panels to develop a job analysis, validation survey, and test
questions; and conducted a beta test to develop relevant questions and
to review examination procedures, leading to the development of the
certification exam. The exam provides a mechanism to measure judgment,
application of knowledge and problem-solving abilities. Available at
testing sites nationwide, the exam will consist of questions from 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.

In 2015, the Argentum Board of Directors voted to create the Senior
Living Certification Commission with a focus on raising the bar of
excellence for senior living leaders. Now, the SLCC is a nonprofit
corporation, autonomous from Argentum and with its own governing Board
of Commissioners.

“The new certification program gives leaders access to a high-standard
credential to identify their experience and competency, 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.”

The SLCC’s Assisted Living Executive Director Certification program was
developed by practicing subject matter experts in senior living and is
based on the knowledge and skills required by the assisted living
executive director, as identified through an extensive job analysis.

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 www.slcccertification.org.

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 www.argentum.org.

Contacts

Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC)
Paul Williams,
Executive Director
703-562-1183
pwilliams@SLCCcertification.org
or
Argentum
Sharon
Cohen, Editor
scohen@argentum.org