Certified Director of Assisted Living
(CDAL) Prep Course

Sunday, April 14 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Henry B. González Convention Center
Fee: $200 with a Full Conference Pass; $350 without an Full Conference Pass

Program Sponsored by

Argentum CDAL Prep Course

Course Objectives

Preparing for the Senior Living Certification Commission's Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) examination is an exciting challenge. The exam tests candidates on their knowledge of the job tasks performed by executive directors using questions that are practical, based on real-world issues, requiring candidates to have a thorough understanding of this occupation.

This CDAL Prep Course has been aligned with the knowledge required of executive directors for effective on the job performance. This course is designed to serve as a refresher and help better understand the duties and responsibilities of executive directors, as identified through a broad survey of industry professionals. This course can also be helpful in filling learning gaps, covering 8 knowledge domains.

With support from facilitator Diane Doumas, a certified senior advisor, you will:

  • Overview the eight examination knowledge domains
  • Identify the content areas in which you need to concentrate your studies
  • Obtain tips and knowledge to help you confidently prepare for and navigate the CDAL exam
  • Develop long-term relationships with other executive directors who share your passion for success

Perfect Your Knowledge of the Following Knowledge Domains

Resident Care and Services

Principles and Philosophy of Assisted Living

Customer Experience


Operations Management

Regulatory Compliance

Financial Management

Sales and Marketing

Watch and see why the CDAL certification is right for you!

Registration and Eligibility

The CDAL Prep Course is taught by Argentum and pre-registration is required.  A Full Conference Pass or Day Pass is required for CDAL Prep Course participation. The CDAL Prep Course is available as a premium add-on program (fee: $200) during registration. If you are not attending the conference, the registration fee for the CDAL Prep Course is $350.

Facilitated by Diane Doumas

Diane is a certified senior advisor, an accomplished elder services professional, and thought leader.

Diane Doumas

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology Services Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.  Diane also holds a Master of Science in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University. Her expertise includes:

  • Management of several Sunrise Senior Living communities
  • Vantage Advisory Group consultant to senior management
  • Functional training development and delivery
  • Leadership coaching and mentoring
  • Development and delivery of sales and marketing strategies at WellAware Systems

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