RLLD Certification

The Registered Laundry and Linen Director (RLLD) Certification exam identifies a level of competency, industry training, and recognition of an individual who continues to value ongoing industry training and standards of practice. Some organizations require facility management to hold an industry certification, such as the RLLD.

Once your RLLD certification is earned, ALM is happy to provide the means to allow you to maintain your certification through webinars, articles, and other instructive tools. Proof of continuing education is required to maintain your CLLM with recertification due every three years.


  • Exam fee: $200 members/$395 non-members
  • The examination may be taken at an approved testing facility, such as a community college or learning center.
  • The test consists of multiple choice, true/false, matching, and short answer questions.
  • Certification candidates are responsible for any applicable proctoring fees.

What does the content cover?

The certification examination addresses all aspects of laundry and textile care services including:

  • Equipment Specifications & Maintenance
  • Production Standards and Operational Efficiencies
  • OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy, BBP & Confined Spaces
  • Chemistry and the Wash Process
  • The Basics of Textiles, Specifications & Bids
  • Linen Management/Utilization & Performance Indicators
  • Linen Distribution & Par Levels
  • Infection Control
  • QAPI
  • Packroom Textiles and Services
  • Energy Management

Who Should Take the RLLD Exam?

Directors, general managers, or those with experience in middle management of a laundry with an aptitude for higher levels of responsibility are candidates for the RLLD exam.

If you are a manager or supervisor working in middle management, the Certified Laundry and Linen Manager (CLLM) certification exam is likely the best choice for you.

Program Requirements

No specific training is required to sit for the examination. Preparation can be obtained through on-the-job training, attending training programs on industry practice, educational materials, and/or classroom training. ALM's Laundry & Linen College is excellent training for the RLLD examination, but is not required.

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