Certified Dementia Care Manager®

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Effective immediately:
All certifications are now e-mailed. If, you paid an additional fee for a hard copy, the hard copy certification will be mailed to you beginning June 2020.  Thank you.


Become a Certified Dementia Care Manager

bullet Attend the CADDCT Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care Trainer seminar (see CADDCT registration form below).

Please complete:

1) CADDCT Registration form
2) Certified Dementia Care Manager® (CDCM®) - application form

bullet CDCM® Renewal Form


CDCM® is the earned credential that recognizes the highest standard in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care education and Dementia Unit Manager Certification for those health care professionals that oversee, manage and supervise the day to day operations of dementia units. The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners exists to establish credentialing mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care education and certifications for those health care professionals working directly with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia patients.

This is part two portion of the CDCM® training. Part one requires that you complete the CADDCT seminar to become a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT. This portion of the CDCM® training will take place via conference call and is a 3 hour conference call which takes place Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST. If you are approved to move forward with the CDCM® class, a mutually agreeable time will be arranged.

The entire seminar (CADDCT and CDCM® class) includes: CADDCT materials which includes; (memory stick power point curriculum, over head copies, master hand out notebook, text books, DVD, employee pre test and post tests, sample brochure, sample sign in sheet, sample certificate, marketing information and CEU information, certification as a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer CADDCT and Certification as a CDP®). The CDCM® portion of the class includes; (CDCM Dementia Unit Policy & Procedure Manual which includes, Dementia Unit Best Practices, Dementia Unit Manager Job Description, Admission and Discharge Agreement and Policy, etc.,)  and Certified Dementia Care Manager® CDCM® certification. 

You must submit the CADDCT application with your CDCM® application at the same time as applying for the CADDCT class. If you have already completed the NCCDP CADDCT class and wish to move forward with the CDCM® portion, please complete only the CDCM® application. 

The CDCM seminar is a 3-hour conference call and provides a policy and procedure manual for memory care neighborhoods.

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 healthcare field.


Congratulations to the following companies who have invested in their staff education and provided comprehensive NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and dementia care education and invested in their staff certification as Certified Dementia Practitioner® CDP® and or / certified their staff educator as NCCDP Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer 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.       


Benefits of Professional Certification

bullet Body of Knowledge

bullet Certified Dementia Care Manager® (CDCM®) Seminar Information

bullet Certification Standards

bullet Change of Name Form

bullet Purpose and Qualifications

bullet Testimonials

bullet Top 10 Reasons Join Our Organization As a CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner, CDCM Certified Dementia Care Manager, Certified Alzheimer’s & Dementia Trainer, Associate Member or Corporate Member

"Golden Living Press Release CDCM®"

bullet Get replacement CDCM Certificate

bullet Corporate Discount for Renewal Certification

bullet Retrieve Certification Number


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


bullet NCCDP Online Learning powered by NetCE




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exceeding customer's expectations

"Don't just meet the minimum state regulations regarding dementia education...
exceed them!"

“Someday there will be a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Until that day, continue with your dementia education. They deserve your best!” Sandra Stimson NCCDP Executive Director