CMDCP® Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional®

This certification is open to all health care professionals and front-line staff
who work in health care settings. Learn how to integrate the Montessori methods into your caregiving practices.

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Where do I start?

How to Become a CMDCP®

There are two pathways to obtaining your CMDCP® – an Online Course, and a Live Seminar.

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Take the Online Course

This option is for those who want to take an online course on their own. It is not a live course.

Go to ICCDP and select the option to start a new application. Create an account and complete your application. Upon approval, a coursework link will be sent to you via email.

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Take the Live Seminar

This option is for those who want to take the seminar live, with a trainer to explain the material.

Go to ICCDP and find an MDCC seminar that works for you. Register and attend the live seminar. Then come
back to and complete a grandfather application. Upon approval, you will be a CMDCP®.

Anyone who works in the healthcare field with at least one full year of paid experience working with persons affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Option One: One full year of paid experience to complete the online application and course
  • Option Two: One full year of paid experience and a Certificate of Completion from an MDCC seminar given by an approved CMDCPT trainer.
  • Option One: $300.00 USD fee for the application, MDCC course, and certification.
  • Option Two: Seminar prices can vary as the trainers can set their own rates.  $150.00 USD application and certification fee.

Please note that we also have group and association rates that may be available to select individuals. Please see for more


Renewal is every two years. You will need to login at and complete a renewal application. Upon completion of your renewal application, a link to a required 4 hour renewal course will be emailed to you.

You will have 30 days to complete this renewal coursework. The cost of renewal is $225.00 USD.

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Information You Need & More About Being a CMDCP®

Click through the drop-down list to find answers and information about the process of becoming a CMDCP®.