Certified Dementia Trained Correctional Personnel® CDTCP®

This educational seminar is designed to educate Correctional Personnel working in a correctional medical facility who provides day-to-day care and/or management of inmates/patients that have symptoms of dementia-related to Alzheimer’s Disease or other related neurocognitive diseases/disorders.


How Do I Obtain Certification?

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Step 1

Complete the Correctional Personnel Dementia Curriculum presented by a CCPDT certified trainer.

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Step 2

Submit your CDTCP application


Upon review, if your application is approved, a certification will be mailed to you.


More About CDTCP®

Goals are:

  • To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care within the medical correctional facility.
  • To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients in the medical correctional facility by educating care providers
  • Foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
  • To teach communication techniques to utilize with the dementia client
  • To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living in the medical correctional facility.


Correctional personnel will:

  • Have an understanding of dementia
  • Identify common causes of aggressive, repetitive, and sundowning behaviors in adults.
  • Describe behavioral/care interventions that may be used to prevent or reduce difficult care situations.
  • Describe challenges related to caregiver stress and utilize stress reduction techniques.
  • Learn alternative activity interventions that are success-oriented and failure-free.
  • Receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the seminar.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Dementia: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
Chapter 2: Communication and Feelings
Chapter 3: Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
Chapter 4: Delusions, Hallucinations, Hoarding, & Wandering (Walking Behavior)
Chapter 5: Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, and Sexuality
Chapter 6: Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls, and Sleep Disturbances
Chapter 7: Activities
Chapter 8: Environment
Chapter 9: Staff and Family Support
Chapter 10: Diversity and Cultural Competence
Chapter 11: Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues
Chapter 12: Bibliography
Chapter 13: Glossary and Resources

Renewal Process

Renew Certification

Login to your account and if eligible to renew, a renewal button will be visible on your account page. The renewal button will show up 60 days prior to the expiration date.

CDTCP® Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone working in the corrections field with at least one full year of experience.

  • One year of experience in the corrections field
  • To be actively employed and in good standing at a corrections facility
  • High school graduate at minimum
  • Completed the Correctional Personnel Dementia CPDC curriculum by a CCPDT Trainer
  • Course fee is set by the trainer and can vary
  • Application fee of $160.00 USD
  • Renewal fee (every two years) of $160.00 USD

Renewal is every two years. You will need to login and complete a renewal application and submit your payment of $160. Your renewed certification will be emailed to you once the process is completed.