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Certified Dementia Care Specialist - CDCS

Clients and patients diagnosed with Dementia can be the most rewarding yet challenging individuals to help.

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Become a Certified Dementia Care Specialist - CDCS

Who is Eligible

Who is Eligible

Helping professionals, including:

  1. Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  2. Physician
  3. Registered Nurses (non-Psychiatric Nurses)
  4. Licensed Rehabilitation Professionals
  5. Certified Nursing Assistants
  6. Home Care Providers
  7. Personal Care Assistant
  8. Licensed Behavioral Health Professionals

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Application Process

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of $99.99 USD online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
Recertification Process

Recertification

To maintain Certification, a reapplication is required. After your initial 1-year Certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of dementia care-focused training since you were last Certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample recertification trainings include:

  1. Dementia and The Aging Brain by PESI
  2. Complete Care for Geriatric Patients by PESI
  3. Effective Interventions for Geriatric Patients by PESI
  4. Dementia: Cognitive Rehabilitation Strategies for Effective Evaluation & Treatment by PESI
  5. Alzheimer's Disease: Prevention, Treatment, Support, and Public Engagement by Quantum Units Education
  6. Problem-Solving Challenging Behaviors in Dementia: Person-Centered & Non-Pharmacologic Intervention Plans You Can Use the Next day! by PESI

Recertification Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your recertification application fee online
  3. Submit the following application documents to info@evergreencertifications.com
    • A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    • Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate

Complete details can be found here.

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