Get the Recognition You’ve Earned
On behalf of the Senior Living Certification Commission and Argentum, congratulations on earning the Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) credential. Spreading the word about your achievement and making family, friends, and the larger community aware of the achievement can help build trust, validate competency, and advance your career. Follow these tips to earn the recognition you deserve.
Display Your Certificate
Frame your certificate and hang it in a high-traffic area of your community. Contact SLCC to reorder your certificate.
Wear Your Lapel Pin
SLCC mails all CDALs lapel pins after receiving notification of certification.
Stamp Your Email Signature with the CDAL Logo
Promote your CDAL designation in the signature of your email.
Update Your Presence
Use the acronym of your credential after your name (i.e. Jane Smith, CDAL). Update your name everywhere you connect with current and prospective residents/families, and employers.
- Business cards
- E-mail signatures
- Facebook and LinkedIn
1. When you add CDAL to the end of your name on Linkedin, recruiters searching for certified EDs will be able to easily find you! (see below)
2. Join the CDAL LinkedIn Group page to network with other CDALs and mentor someone planning to take the test!
Update Your Biography
Your CDAL credential creates trust and increases awareness of your professionalism. Include your credential on your resume, professional biography, and LinkedIn profile, and tell your followers and fans about your new credential on Facebook and Twitter.
Here’s a few lines you can use to describe the credential and its value:
“I am a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL), credentialed by the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC). This certification recognizes my knowledge of senior living, my professionalism, and most importantly, my competency and dedication to providing the highest quality service to residents and their families.”
Share a Testimonial
Share a brief testimonial with SLCC about your experience earning the CDAL, which SLCC will use to promote the credential and raise awareness of its importance. Share your headshot, name, title, company, and community.
Get Your Social Media Team Involved
The strength of the credential lies in the consumer and industry’s knowledge of the value of the CDAL. Please make sure to connect with your social media team and have them repost all of your efforts!
Keep Your Data Current with SLCC
So that we may communicate with you regarding your CDAL credential, please make sure we always have an updated email address on file.