Embrace the Gold Standard in Assisted Living

The Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential is the gold standard for the assisted living industry. CDAL status is earned by individuals who demonstrate that they have the knowledge required to competently manage an assisted living community.

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Certification is the most important workforce development investment that you can provide to your executive team. Earning CDAL certification provides recognition, enhances confidence, and helps to garner the respect of peers. Participation in the CDAL programs enhances professionalism within the industry.

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Senior living communities rely on an executive director’s continuous professional growth and pursuit of excellence. Show residents, their families and your colleagues your passion for providing the best quality of care through participation in the Certified Director of Assisted Living program.

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From in-person classes to online learning, we invite you to view the numerous resources designed to support CDAL candidates in preparation for the exam.

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Why Become a Certified Director of Assisted Living?

Hear from current CDALs and senior living executives about why they pursued and funded certification and how it benefits their communities.

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