Is Certification Right for You?
The SLCC’s Assisted Living Executive Director Certification is a voluntary program so the decision to participate is completely up to you. If you are considering whether certification is right for you, ask yourself these 3 simple questions.
1. Are you driven to succeed?
Since much of your job responsibilities as an executive director aren’t acquired from reading a text book, the knowledge that you apply on the job is learned from years serving in the industry. You’ve had to build a skill set through experience in order to best serve your community, and you should be recognized for your achievements and abilities.
The CDAL exam measures this competency along and your ability to apply that knowledge on the job. The rigorous test requires that you think outside the box and demonstrate the terrific experience that you have. If you meet the CDAL eligibility requirements, put your knowledge to the test!
2. Do you believe education is an investment?
Knowledge boosts credibility. Through certification, you will be able to acquire a proven skill set to meet resident needs and provide an enhanced experience. Certification will demonstrate your commitment to your personal career growth, company, and field. If you believe in yourself, and your career path in senior living, make the investment today.
3. Do you want to work in a place that values growth?
Improving your credentials will advance your company. By approaching your CEO about investing in your certification, you are showing leadership and a desire to grow within the company and contribute in a more meaningful way to the company. It’s a win win.