The certifications offered by NCCDP are open to healthcare professionals, front line staff, educators, association and government agency staff (who support the health care industry), First Responders and Correctional Personnel who qualify for certification.
NCCDP developed Dementia specific curriculums designed specifically for each industry such as Health Care, First Responder and Correctional Staff.
A healthcare professional is one who works in the following professions, Pharmacist, Physician, Nursing, Social Services, Administrator, OT, PT, Speech Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Activities, Personal Care and Home Care Professional, Companion Care, Nursing Assistant, Personnel Care Assistant, Geriatric Assistant, MedTech, Home Health Aide, Clergy, Dietitian, Music Therapist, Art Therapist, Massage Therapist, Guardianship, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Aroma Therapist, Eldercare Attorney, Front Line Staff, Consultants, In-service, Trade school instructors and Educators at universities, Management companies staff, Association Staff, Government employees working in Ombudsman office, Office on Aging and State surveyors and inspectors, etc. The certifications are open to those who qualify and work in the following healthcare settings, nursing homes, assisted living, adult day care, hospitals, hospice, and home care setting, home care agency, Life Plan Communities, Independent Living Communities, Psychiatric Facilities, Rehabilitation, etc.
Additional certifications for First Responders and Trainers and Correctional Personnel and Trainers.
NCCDP also offers agency certifications for the home care agency and hospice agency specializing in the geriatric population who meet state regulations and have met the survey requirements. NCCDP also offers credentialing and commendation for Assisted Living Communities and Nursing Homes who have Memory Care Neighborhoods (Dementia Units)
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.