Certified Personal Care and Home Care Professional® CPCHCP®

INITIAL APPLICATION for MEMBERS WITH OTHER NCCDP CERTIFICATION(S)


INITIAL APPLICATION for MEMBERS WITHOUT AN NCCDP CERTIFICATION

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  • Log into your account and select the CPCHCP RENEW button RENEWAL BUTTON. The renewal button will show up 60 days prior to the expiration date.

 

The CPCHCP Certification is an entry-level certification for professionals, front line staff, administrator, Administrators, Social Workers, Geriatric Care Managers, Nurses, CNA's, PCA's, HHA's, GNA and MedTechs, and social worker who provide care to patients with a diagnosis of Dementia in the home care, hospice care or licensed personal care home industry.  Once you have obtained this entry-level certification we encourage you to continue with NCCDP education and apply for our globally recognized and prestigious CDP certification. You are on your way to advancing your career. Please click certifications to see the other certifications that NCCDP offers. 

NCCDP sister company is the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and offers a global Montessori dementia-specific certification called CMDCP Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional to USA and International professionals. Those who have completed a Montessori Dementia specific curriculum at either a national organization, international organization, or university may apply for the CMDCP certification under the grandfather option. ICCDP also offers the ADDC course online for International customers only. International customers who complete a live ADDC seminar in person by a CADDCT trainer or completed a comprehensive ADDC seminar either by a national, international, or university may apply for CDP certification under the grandfather option.

Steps to become certified as a CPCHCP. TOTAL Fee: $240.00. The Breakdown is as follows: $135.00 Course Fee and $135.00 USD Application Fee.

Step 1. Complete the application online and pay the application fee. 

Step 2. Wait for your application to be approved. 

Step 3. Follow the approval letter. An e-mail will be sent with instructions to register with NCCDP Online Learning Powered by NetCE home care curriculum. Be sure to register your full name at NetCE exactly the way you registered with NCCDP.

Step 4. Complete the 30 hours online home care curriculum. Upon completing the final test an e-mail will be sent to you with an online evaluation.

Step 5. Complete evaluation online. Your opinions are very important to us and we value your time in completing the evaluation.

Step 6. Your CPCHCP certification will be emailed to you.

Step 7. Renew your certification in 24 months. An email reminder will be sent to you. You will need 10 contact hours from NCCDP Online Learning Powered by NetCE to renew your certification.

To qualify for this certification you must meet the following requirements:

Track 1: Complete the Personal Care and Home Care 30 hour course upon application approval.

  • 1-year minimum paid full-time experience with a home care agency, hospice agency, or licensed personal care home.
  • For nursing assistants who completed a state-required course, we will require the certificate.
  • All other health care professionals must have a current license or certification.

Track 2: Complete the Personal Care and Home Care 30 hour course upon application approval.

  • 1-year minimum paid full-time experience with a home care agency, hospice agency, or licensed personal care home.
  • For nursing assistants, certified as either a CNA, PCA, HHA, or GNA by an accrediting body or government agency.
  • All other health care professionals must have a current license or certification.

Track 3: Four Year College Graduate or Master's Degree.

  • No License or Certification. The state regulations where you work does not require a license nor certification for my position. We require a copy of the state regulations and a letter from the Executive Director or owner stating this.
  • 1 year paid experience in-home care, hospice care, or licensed personal care home.

Track 4: Grandfather for Nursing Assistants ONLY: You can bypass the course requirement and proceed to certification IF:

  • Have completed at minimum a 30-hour online nursing assistant training class by a nationally recognized training company.
  • Have a current certification in good standing such as a PCA, CNA, HHA, or GNA
  • Three years of full-time experience with a home care agency, hospice agency, or licensed personal care home.
  • You will be required to upload the online course that you completed. Be sure to select the Grandfather Option.

For the grandfather option (which allows you to bypass the course requirement), you must have completed comprehensive home care or hospice course from a national organization or universities such as Relias, an online education company, university, association, government agency, or trade school.

This does NOT include the required state course required for the following certifications; CNA, HHA, PCA, GNA, Med Tech, or nursing school requirements for LVN, LPN, NP, or RN. You can not use the required course work for the above license or certifications for the grandfather option. You will be asked to upload the additional course work certificate of completion or certification if applying for the grandfather option.

Home care curriculum

  • Assessment and Management of Pain at the End of Life: 2 Hours
  • Caring for the Geriatric Patient: 3 Hours
  • Cultural Meanings of Death and Dying: 5 Hours
  • Geriatric Failure to Thrive: A Multidimensional Problem: 10 Hours
  • Palliative Care and Pain Management at the End of Life: 15 Hours

 

Click here to apply for CPCHCP certification.

 

For information please contact NCCDPCorporate@www.nccdp.org

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

Lynn Biot Gordon, LCSW CDP CADDCT CFRDT CMDCP, Chief Operations Officer NCCDP

Sandra Stimson, CADDCT CALA, ADC, CDP, CDCM, Chief Executive Officer NCCDP