Certified Dementia Trained Correctional Personnel® CDTCP®

This training is conducted on-site. Please have your supervisor contact NCCDP for available training dates and private training rates.

Steps to becoming a CDTCP

Step 1: Complete the Correctional Personnel Dementia Curriculum presented by a CCPDT certified trainer.

Step 2: Submit your CDTCP application

INITIAL APPLICATION for MEMBERS WITH OTHER NCCDP CERTIFICATION(S)


INITIAL APPLICATION for MEMBERS WITHOUT AN NCCDP CERTIFICATION

Upon review, if your application is approved, a certification will be mailed to you.


Qualifications:

  • Actively employed and in good standing at a correctional facility.
  • Minimum of 1-year full-time paid experience in a correctional facility.
  • High school graduate
  • Completed the Correctional Personnel Dementia CPDC curriculum by a CCPDT Trainer.

Two Tracks to Choose from:
Track One:

  • Actively employed and in good standing at a correctional facility.
  • Minimum of 1-year full-time paid experience in a correctional facility.
  • High school graduate
  • Completed the Correctional Personnel Dementia CPDC curriculum by a CCPDT Trainer.

Track Two: 

  • Actively employed and in good standing at a correctional facility.
  • Minimum of 1- year full-time paid experience in a correctional facility.
  • College Graduate
  • Completed the Correctional Personnel Dementia CPDC curriculum by a CCPDT Trainer.

Fee: see fees page

Corporate group rate:
The correctional institution is paying for a group of 3 or more. $35.00 pp.  Subject to change.

Renewal:
Every two years. You will receive a reminder email and a reminder card that is mailed to you. 

To renew, log into your account, and if eligible to renew, a RENEW button RENEWAL BUTTON​​​​​​​ will be visible on your account page. The renewal button will show up 60 days prior to the expiration date.

Renewal fee: see fees page

 

​​​​​​​List of Certified Correctional Personnel Dementia Trainer

Course Description and Goals

Description:
This educational seminar is designed to educate Correctional Personnel working in a correctional medical facility who provides day-to-day care and/or management of inmates/patients that have symptoms of dementia-related to Alzheimer’s Disease or other related neurocognitive diseases/disorders.

Course Goals and Objectives:

Goals are:

  • To provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care within the medical correctional facility.
  • To enhance the quality of life of dementia patients in the medical correctional facility by educating care providers
  • Foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client
  • To teach communication techniques to utilize with the dementia client
  • To provide sensitive approaches for assisting patients with activities of daily living in the medical correctional facility.

Correctional personnel will:

  • Have an understanding of dementia
  • Identify common causes of aggressive, repetitive, and sundowning behaviors in adults.
  • Describe behavioral/care interventions that may be used to prevent or reduce difficult care situations.
  • Describe challenges related to caregiver stress and utilize stress reduction techniques.
  • Learn alternative activity interventions that are success-oriented and failure-free.
  • Receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the seminar.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar for Correctional Personnel
Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Dementia: Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment
Chapter 2: Communication and Feelings
Chapter 3: Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
Chapter 4: Delusions, Hallucinations, Hoarding, & Wandering (Walking Behavior)
Chapter 5: Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, and Sexuality
Chapter 6: Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls, and Sleep Disturbances
Chapter 7: Activities
Chapter 8: Environment
Chapter 9: Staff and Family Support
Chapter 10: Diversity and Cultural Competence
Chapter 11: Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues
Chapter 12: Bibliography
Chapter 13: Glossary and Resources

 

 ARTICLE: Caring for Inmates in a Specialized Dementia Unit in a Correctional Setting!

 

 

"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