Certification is open to all health care professionals who qualify. We have four different tracks. Please refer to the CDP® application to see which track you qualify under. A health care professional is one who works in the following professions,Pharmacist, Physician, Nursing, Social Services, Administrator, OT, PT, Speech, Recreation, Activities, Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Personal Care Assistant, Dietitian, Music Therapist, Art Therapist, Massage Therapist, Aroma Therapist, Clergy, Front Line Staff, Consultants, Clergy, trade school instructors and teachers at universities, management companies, Association Staff, government employees working in Ombudsman office, Office on Aging and state surveyors and inspectors. The certification is open to those who qualify and work in the following health care settings, nursing homes, assisted living, adult day care, hospitals, hospice and home care setting, home care agency, CCRC, Independent Living Communities, etc.

Notice: While certification promotes and maintains quality, it does not license, confer a right or privilege upon or otherwise define the qualifications of anyone in the health care field.


I never submitted my CDP® application but I took the NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Course, what do I do?

If you took the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Seminar but never submitted your CDP® application and missed the 30 day window, the NCCDP is granting AMNESTY. Please contact the NCCDP directly to discuss your situation and to verify that you qualify for the CDP® certification.

I have let my CDP® certification lapse, what do I do?

The CDP® Certification is to be renewed every two years. A post card was mailed two months prior to your renewal date to the home address you provided in your original CDP® application. You need 10 CE or 10 CEUs in any health care related topic when renewing your CDP® certification.

NCCDP is offering Amnesty to those CDP's who have missed the deadline to renew your certification. You may submit your CDP® renewal application online during the following months January, February and March. During these months the late fee is waived. You do not need to retake the NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care live one day Seminar, but you will need to complete the renewal form. You will need 10 CE or 10 CEUs but you are asked to hold on to them for two years from date of renewal in the event you are audited. We have listed in the CEU section of our web site where to obtain CEU's. We offer the NCCDP Online Learning or the Alzheimer's Care Guide Magazine for CEU's. You do not have to use the NCCDP Online Learning or the Alzheimer's Care Guide Magazine that is listed on our web site and we accept CE's or CEU's on any topic from in-services, seminars, conferences, college classes, e-learning, Webinar, magazine CEUs, etc as long as the topic is health care related. If you have missed this CDP® renewal deadline and have any questions please contact the NCCDP for assistance.

CDCM® Certification has lapsed, what do I do?

Please contact the NCCDP for instructions.

We understand that this is a tough economy. If you are having trouble with the payment, please contact us as we are more than willing to work with you. Don't let your Certification lapse it is now more important than ever to have these credentials.


bullet CADDCT® Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer®

bullet CDP® Certified Dementia Practitioner®

bullet Certified Dementia Practitioner® Grandfather Option

bullet CDCM® Certified Dementia Care Managers®

bullet CFRDT® Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer®

bullet CFR-DT® Certified First Responder - Dementia Trained®

bullet Memory Care Neighborhood Commendation Certification

Need CEUs to renew your CDP®?

Download each approved article for a low price. Take the quiz for Free and get your Free CEUs. Each is worth 2 CEUs toward your CDP® renewal. Click here.

You need 10 CEU's or 10 CE's to renew:

You are welcome to obtain CEU's or CE's in any health care related topic from any source such as NCCDP Online Learning, Alzheimer's Care Guide Magazine, live seminars, college classes, magazine CEU's, Webinars, Staff In-services, etc. We accept all CE and CEU's for any health care related topic presented at associations seminars and conferences and they do not need to be pre approved by the NCCDP

For Alzheimer's Care Guide Magazine please click here for a subscription or download approved archived articles for a very low price. Take the quiz (Alzheimer's Care Guide Magazine) for free (on the NCCDP web site) and each quiz is worth 2 CEU's towards your CDP® renewal.


bullet Registry of CDP
bullet Registry of Trainers
bullet Registry of CDCM
bullet Registry of First Responders

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