Certification Advances Excellence

Credentialing programs provide consumers a measure for evaluating a service provider or professional and provide those professionals a basis for possessing the knowledge and skills demanded by consumers within a given industry. For the senior living industry, certified professionals demonstrate to residents and their family members that they are knowledgeable specialists with a proven skill set to effectively meet and manage care and service needs.

The SLCC’s Assisted Living Executive Director Certification program was developed by practicing subject matter experts in senior living, and is based on the unique knowledge and skills required by the executive director, as identified through an extensive job analysis. Utilizing standards for best practice in the certification field, this voluntary certification program takes existing state licensing requirements to the next level. Benefits include:

  • Ongoing Validation
  • Job Satisfaction/Retention
  • Market Competition
  • Reduces risk/exposure


The Argentum Board of Directors voted to create the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC) in 2015.  SLCC is a nonprofit corporation, autonomous from Argentum and with its own governing Board of Commissioners.

Members of the Board of Commissioners were appointed at the first meeting of the Board which was held on December 16, 2015.  The first administration of the Certified Director of Assisted Living examination occurred in September 2016.

SLCC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.