If you are already employed as a CCLO, the Advanced Specialty Certificate is a valuable professional development tool. If you are thinking of becoming a CCLO, this credential will help you meet the qualifications that Health Authorities are looking for. Provincial Health Authorities helped develop the curriculum, so the certificate is expected to be a preferred credential for those seeking employment in this field. Generally, employers favor candidates who have work experience as a care provider or a manager in a community care setting, or in another professional capacity within a Health Authority. If you don’t have that kind of work experience, you could consider pursuing the certificate while gaining related work experience. If you are seeking higher level management or leadership positions within community care facilities, this program will strengthen your qualifications with relevant skills and knowledge. It can give you confidence in your abilities to communicate with staff, licensing officers, and stakeholders.