NCCDP recommends that at minimum there should be one staff member per shift who is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Congratulations to the following companies who have invested in their staff education and provided comprehensive NCCDP Alzheimer's and dementia education and invested in their staff certification as Certified Dementia Practitioner CDP and or / certified their staff educator as NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's and Dementia Instructor and / or certified their Dementia Unit Manager as Certified Dementia Care Manager CDCM. Congratulations and Thank you for investing in your staff education and certification.
Are You Certified As a Certified Dementia Practitioner?
How Do I Obtain Certification?
Step one: Complete the live one day Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Seminar by a Certified Alzheimer’s Dementia Trainer. See a list of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminars which is the required seminar for those pursuing certification as a CDP and who qualify for CDP.
Step two: Submit the CDP application for consideration.
Join the thousands who have completed the Alzheimer’s and Dementia training and the CDP certification process.
This certification is open to all health care professionals, front line staffs and Clergy who work in health care settings such as; Administrators, Assistant Administrators, Dementia Unit Managers, Nurses, Social Workers, Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Activity Professionals, Therapeutic Recreation, Dietitians, PT, OT, Speech, Physicians, Alzheimer’s coach, Dementia Consultants, Dementia Trainers, Alzheimer’s Coaches, Corporate Trainer, Educators, Professional Patient Advocates, Geriatric Care Managers, Certified Senior Advisors, Administrators, Health Care Educators, Nurse Educators, Consultants, Music Therapists, Art Therapists, Chiropractors, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Consultants, etc. who work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, home care agencies, hospice agencies, CCRC, adult day care, senior centers, senior living communities, associations, management companies, government agencies, associations, etc.
Does everyone qualify for the CDP Certification?
Anyone can attend the Alzheimer's and Dementia Seminar. If you are pursuing certification as a CDP, you must complete the NCCDP Alzheimer's and Dementia Seminar by an approved NCCDP Instructor. Not everyone will qualify for CDP certification. The seminar is but one of the requirements for those pursuing certification as a CDP. Please download the application to determine if you qualify for CDP certification and to determine which track you would follow when pursuing certification as a CDP.
The CDP certification represents:
The CDP certification represents that the front line staff and health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care, achievement in completing the Alzheimer’s and dementia course /seminar, met the NCCDP requirements for CDP certification, applied for the CDP certification and received the CDP certification. The CDP commits to ongoing professional development through NCCDP Staff Education Week or other educational opportunities and re certification every two years. A CDP certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the front line staff, health care professional and the organization’s sense of accountability by abiding by NCCDP the Ethic’s statement, inspiring confidence and dedication in an individual's professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided by the CDP to the dementia patient.
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The CDP application must be mailed within 60 days of taking the NCCDP approved Alzheimer's and dementia seminar by an approved NCCDP instructor. If you have a compelling reason why you have not sent in your application and it is after the 60 day deadline, please contact the NCCDP to discuss at 1 877 729 5191.
Financial Difficulty: Times are tough right now. If you are currently unemployed and cannot afford the renewal fee please give us call to discuss in confidence and we will work with you.
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