CPCHCP™

Certified Personal Care and Home Care Professional ™

Click here to apply for CPCHCP certification.

Click here to renew your CPCHCP certification.

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. 

We also encourage you to visit our sister company www.iccdp.net and take the Montessori Dementia Care Professional course and apply for the CMDCP Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional certification.


Steps to become certified as a CPCHCP. Fee: $135.00. The Breakdown is as follows: $105.00 Course Fee and $30.00 USD Application Fee.

Step 1. Complete 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 hour 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. A 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.

bullet 1 year minimum paid full-time experience with a home care agency, hospice agency or licensed personal care home.
bullet For nursing assistants who completed a state required course, we will require the certificate.
bullet 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.

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

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

bullet 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.
bullet 1 year paid experience in a home care, hospice care or licensed personal care home.

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

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

For the grandfather option (which allows you by pass the course requirement), you must have completed a comprehensive home care or hospice course from a national organization or university such as Relias, 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.



Fees:

NOTICE: There are two separate fees... one is the application fee payable to NCCDP. The 2nd is the fee to take the 30 hour online course payable to NetCE which is the NCCDP Online Learning Powered by NetCe. You must complete the application first before taking the course.

bullet $35.00 USD Application Fee

bullet $105.00 USD Personal Care and Home Care Online 30 Hour Course paid to NetCE (after submitting your CPCHCP application, you will be directed to NCCDP Online Learning powered by NetCE for the 30 hour online course)

bullet $35.00 USD Application Fee for Grandfather Option (one fee only)





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


 

 

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