Executive Directors Encouraged to Seek Credentialing Through Senior Living Certification Commission

Initial Executive Director Certification Exam Planned for Fall 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--()--Argentum continues to encourage senior living leaders to seek credentialing through the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC), an independent, non-profit organization committed to establishing credentialing programs for professionals working in senior living. Currently, the SLCC is conducting a provisional test to develop relevant questions and to review examination procedures, and is on track to release the initial Executive Director exam for certification this fall.

“The commitment demonstrated by individuals to achieve this high standard industry credential makes a strong statement about their drive for professional growth and their increasing abilities to provide the most competent leadership within the senior living industry,” said SLCC Chairman and Legend Senior Living CEO Tim Buchanan.

Executive Directors who meet the following requirements may sit for the initial exam planned for September 2016:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree granted by a college or university that is accredited by an entity approved by the United States Department of Education, or the equivalent
  • Have at least three years (6,000 hours) work experience as an executive director of a licensed assisted living community OR five years (10,000 hours) work experience in a management capacity in one or more licensed assisted living communities

OR

  • Have at least five years (10,000 hours) work experience as an executive director of a licensed assisted living community OR seven years (14,000 hours) work experience in a management capacity in one or more licensed assisted living communities

More information about the Executive Director certification exam is available at argentum.org/certification.

In alignment with Argentum’s workforce development imperative, the SLCC and Argentum’s Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI) are designed to address the challenge of ensuring a strong senior living workforce as the needs of employees and consumers change. These programs provide an opportunity to increase standards of employee excellence and ensure the highest levels of quality in the industry.

“As the population ages and needs for care increase, it will become increasingly important to have a robust, skilled workforce in the senior living industry,” said Argentum CEO & President James Balda. “Training and certification programs for senior living professionals are critical and provide a variety of benefits for the present and the future.”

More than 100 Executive Directors recently participated in four days of training during the EDLI program at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Denver, Colorado. These professionals heard from senior living CEO leaders and experts on topics such as operations management, leadership, human resources, sales and marketing, clinical oversight, and risk management. Participants received a micro credential, a certificate, and most importantly acquired knowledge that will allow them to enrich their contribution to the success of their community.

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. Visit Argentum’s website at www.argentum.org.

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Argentum
Sharon Cohen, Editor
scohen@argentum.org

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Argentum continues to encourage senior living leaders to seek credentialing through the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC)

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Argentum
Sharon Cohen, Editor
scohen@argentum.org