ALFA Forms Independent Credentialing Organization

by Jeff Shaw

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), a seniors housing advocacy group, will establish a separate, independent credentialing organization to operate and govern industry certification and certificate programs.

The credentialing program plans to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify senior living professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of senior living. Experts from the senior living and academic fields will collaborate on the development of a certification and credentialing program covering all areas of expertise necessary for the successful operation of a senior living community.

Governance of the credentialing program will occur autonomously from the ALFA board of directors and will be charged with setting the body’s strategic direction, establishing policy and making policy-level certification decisions.

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