Become a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL)

The Senior Living Certification Commission’s (SLCC’s) Assisted Living Executive Director Certification program is a voluntary certification program that takes existing state licensing requirements to the next level.

Certified Directors of Assisted Living (CDAL) demonstrate competency in their role as a community leader, and commitment to the highest quality of service in senior living.

433 Professionals Hold Prominent CDAL Credential

Congratulations on this achievement!

Certified Executive Director
Margie Longstreth, CDAL

As most professionals will tell you, whenever there is an opportunity to hone your skills, it should be taken. Taking the CDAL exam, and subsequently achieving the certification, gave me the opportunity to put my day-to-day, anecdotal skills to the test. I walked away with a  confidence in what I DO know, but also with the personal challenge to brush up on the subject areas that didn’t come as easily as I would have liked. – Margie Longstreth, CDAL, Executive Director, Five Star Senior Living

Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL)
Wilson Anhar, CDAL

I feel tremendous pride in being one of the first Senior Living professionals to receive this honor. I chose to take the CDAL exam to demonstrate my dedication to my industry and to obtain this prestigious credential.  By elevating our standards and self-regulating to a higher level than expected by the state, we are showing our commitment to excellence in providing quality of care to our residents and peace of mind to families. – Wilson Anhar, CDAL, Executive Director, The Arbor Company

Certified Director of Assisted Living
Anne Hoeksema, CDAL

The CDAL is a differentiator, companies are looking for serious professionals to lead teams and families are looking for security that you have the resources and best practices to provide the very best to care for their loved one. If you are serious about being the very best leader in the assisted living industry, I highly recommend you consider this nationally recognized certification.  – Anne Hoeksema, CDAL, Executive Director, Cedarhurst Senior Living