Thank you for your interest in the Assisted Living Executive Director Certification program. If you have any additional questions regarding the Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential, please contact a staff member of the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC).

Background Experience

Q. I have nursing home experience only. Am I eligible for the exam?

Eligibility requirements are posted online.

Testing Sites

Q. Where is the closest testing site to me?

View the candidate handbook.

Registration Payment

Q. My employer is an Argentum member, how do I receive my registration discount?

Candidates employed by Argentum member companies should note their membership during the application process. Please contact Robert Oliveri,, if you need assistance.

Q. My employer has pre-paid for my registration, how do I register for the examination?

Some companies have opted to bulk purchase registrations for a group of their employees. Please contact Robert Oliveri,, to verify you are part of your employers’ registration group and receive instructions on registration.


Q. I recently achieved my CDAL credential. When will I need to re-certify, and what does re-certification require?

The Senior Living Certification Commission does require re-certification of your credential every three years. Please visit the recertification page for more details.

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