Senior Living Certification Commission Launches Certification for Assisted Living Executive Directors

Senior Living Certification Commission Launches Certification for Assisted Living Executive Directors

ALEXANDRIA, Va.- August 30, 2016 – The Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) has announced the launch of its certification for Assisted Living Executive Directors.

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. “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.”

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

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


Sharon Cohen, Editor