Professions Eligible for CDP Certification.

 

If you don't see your profession listed below, please contact NCCDP

 

Certification is open to those who qualify who work in the health care industry such as; CCRC, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Communities, Adult Day Care, Rehabilitation Centers, Psychiatric Facility, Management Company, Associations, Government, Law Firms, Senior Advisor Locators, Senior Advisor Companies, Mobile Companies, Home Care Agencies, Hospice Agencies, Pharmacist Consulting Companies, Learning Institutions, Consulting Companies, Training Companies, etc.

Note: Volunteers, First Responders, and Correctional Personnel please see certifications for specific certification designed for your profession. ​​​​​​​

Activity Assistant / Aide or Director
Administrator/Executive Director  (certificated or licensed) unless certification or license is not mandated by state regulations.
Admissions
Admissions for a health care setting
Adult Protective Services
Aging Life Care Professionals
Alzheimer’s Coach or Dementia Coach
Alzheimer's / Dementia Unit Manager
Aroma Therapist
Art Therapist
Assistant Administrators
Audiologist
Bereavement Coordinator
Care Navigator and Hospice Liaison
Certified Activity Professionals (ADC, AAC, ACC, AC-BC or AP-BC)
Certified and Licensed Dietitians
Certified and Licensed Nutritionist
Certified Addiction Counselor (CACII)
Certified Aging Service Professional CASP
Certified Assisted Living Administrators
Certified Case Managers
Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) Certified and Licensed
Certified Consultants
Certified Dietary Manager
Certified Director of Assisted Living
Certified Discharge Planners
Certified EMT’s
Certified Guardian (working in Health care setting)
Certified Geriatric Care Managers
Certified Home Health Aide
Certified and/or Licensed Social Workers
Certified Medical Assistants
Certified Medication Aide Certified Med Tech
Certified Music Practitioner
Certified Nursing Assistants

Certified Nursing Home Administrator CNHA
​​​​​​​Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training
Certified Personal Care Assistant
Certified Physical Therapy Assistant
Certified Senior Adviser (CSA)
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapists CTRS
Chiropractor
Clergy
Clergy for a health care setting
Concierge
Court-Appointed Guardians
Dental Hygienist
Dentist
Direct Support Professional DSP
Discharge Planner
Educators in learning institutions
Elder Attorney
Eldercare Advisors and Alzheimer's Coach
Elder Care Lawyer
Elder Care Manager
Geriatric Nursing Assistants
Geriatric Screen Specialist
Guardian (approved by your state court)
Health Service Executive
​​​​​​​Inservice Directors
Instructor
International Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomate (ICCDP-D)
Liaison Hospice and Home Care
Licensed Hospital Administrators
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Licensed Nursing Home Administrators
Licensed Pharmacists
Life Care Manager
Life Enrichment Coordinator
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
LMFT is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marketing for a health care setting
Massage Therapist

MDS Coordinator
Medicaid Specialist
Medical Director
Michigan Certified Pharmacy Technician/Medication Aide
Mneme Therapist
Mobile Dentistry, Hygienist, Optometrist
Movement Disorder Case Manager
Music Therapist
Navigators
Nurses NP RN LPN LVN Indicate which
Nurse Assessment Coordinator
Occupational Therapist
Office on Aging
Older Adult Enhanced Certified Peer Specialist
Ombudsman
Owners of LTC, Home Care or supporting industry
Pharmacist Consultant
Physical Therapist
Physicians and Specialty
Private Consultant
Professional Patient Advocate
Professional Guardians Guardianship
Psychologist
Psychiatrist
QAPI Certified
Qualified Intellectual Disability Provider
Resident Service Coordinators (HUD)
Respiratory Therapist
Self-Protection Trainer
​​​​​​​Senior Living advisor
Service Coordinators
Social Worker with no license or certification
Special Needs Consultant
Specialty Care Coordinator
Speech Therapist
Surveyor state or Federal
Universal Worker
Universal Service Worker
Validation Therapy Trained

"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