General Information:

The CDP® certification represents that the frontline staff and health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care, achievement in completing the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care course /seminar, met the ICCDP requirements for CDP® certification, applied for the CDP® certification and received the CDP® certification.

Who Should Apply: All professionals who work in the diverse field of health care in all types of industries such as; nursing homes, care homes, assisted living communities, adult day care, hospitals, home care, hospice, senior centers, memory cafes, associations, government agencies, rehabilitation centers, physician’s office, mental health clinics, etc., Support services such as mobile dentist, lab services, etc., If you do not see your industry listed, please contact ICCDP for information at iccdpcorporate@iccdp.net. See a list of professions that ICCDP accepts for CDP certification.

bullet Apply for Certification

bullet Are you Certified?

bullet Benefits of Certification

bullet Courses

bullet Fees

bullet Why Get Certified?

bullet Group Application

Qualifications:

All tracks require completing the 7 -hour Alzheimer’s disease Dementia Care seminar presented by a CADDCT trainer.

Track 1: Have a 4- year college degree or nursing degree, certification or license in a health care profession and a minimum of one year paid full time experience.

Track 2: Certified or licensed in a health care profession and 1- year full time experience in a health care related profession.

Track 3: No license or certification (Your country does not require a license or certification to hold your position) and 1 -year full time paid experience in a health care related profession.

Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care seminar may be taken online or live from a CADDCT Certified Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care Trainer. The CADDCT Trainers will list the ADDC seminar on the calendar.

Grandfather option: If you have a Dementia certification or have completed a comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care seminar from a national or international organization, you may be able to by pass the ICCDP required ADDC seminar. ICCDP will require course information.Examples of organizations that ICCDP will accept curriculums; National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, CPI Crisis Prevention Institute, University of Scotland, Dementia Australia, NCCAP National Council of Certified Activity professionals and many more.

Note: It is up to the discretion of the ICCDP to approve or deny course work and/or Dementia certification from another source other than ICCDP, if the course content or Dementia certification does not meet the curriculum requirements. See “topics covered”. Your course work must include the topics listed below.

CEUs’s: The course is not CEU approved. You may check with your credentialing body to see if they will accept the ADDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care seminar as this topic should fit into their body of knowledge.

Course information: If you are taking the online ADDC seminar a link will be sent to you to download a digital student handout notebook. If you are taking the ADDC seminar with a CADDCT trainer, inquire with the trainer how the student handout notebook will be provided to you. At the end of the course a certificate of completion (not a certification will be sent to you). Once you complete the online evaluation, a CDP certification will be emailed to you.

Language: The online ADDC course is presented in English.

Topics Covered: A quiz will follow each module.
bullet Introduction to Dementia: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment
bullet Communication and Feelings
bullet Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
bullet Delusions, Hallucinations, Hoarding and Wandering
bullet Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, and Sexuality
bullet Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls and Sleep Disturbances
bullet Activities
bullet Environment
bullet Staff, Family Support, Abuse and Neglect Prevention
bullet Diversity and Cultural Competence
bullet Spiritual Care and Cultural Competence

Steps to obtain CDP® certification as an individual or a corporate group

The CDP® certification is open to residents residing outside of the 50 states of the USA. If you live in the USA, please see our other division National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. The web address is www.nccdp.org

There are two ways to apply for the CDP certification

Option 1: Complete the online CDP application and take the 7 -hour online ADDC Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care seminar at ICCDP. The fee includes the application and the online course and student handout notebook in digital format.

The fee is $260.00 USD. Upon completing the course, test and evaluation, your CDP certification will be emailed to you.

Corporate Groups: A group is 10 or more. The rate includes the online course and the CDP application. The fee is $70.00 USD pp. The student handout notebook in digital format is $25.00 pp. Corporate Group option is available online only.

Option 2: Contact a CADDCT trainer listed on the calendar who is providing the ADDC Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care seminar live. Dates are listed on the calendar. The CADDCT trainers do not work for ICCDP and they set their own rates. Rate includes the student handout notebook.

For this option, the CDP certification is not included in the course fee.

Upon completing the live ADDC Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care 7 -hour seminar, return to ICCDP within 30 days and complete the CDP application, and within the application select the "Grandfather" option. You will be asked to upload your ADDC seminar certificate.

Your CADDCT trainer will provide you with a class certificate that you will upload to your application.

The CDP application grandfather option. Fee is $145.00 USD

Payment: We only accept VISA, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS,DISCOVER.

Refunds: Once you submit payment, there is no refunds.

bullet Once you have submitted your application you will have access to your account page that contains the date you applied for certification, date you began the online course, date you completed the online course, date your certification was emailed to you and date your renewal reminder was sent to you.


Option 1: Completed online the CDP application and you are taking the online 7- hour ADDC Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia Care course.

Wait for approval of the CDP® application.

   bullet After approval, you will be emailed a link to access to the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care curriculum that includes 10 videos. (To view and listen to the videos, we recommend using a computer with speakers.)

   bullet We also recommend using either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer Edge

bullet Complete the online ADDC curriculum and test within 30 days. After 30 days your account will be deleted. You will need to submit your application and payment again.

bullet Once you complete and pass the test, you will be emailed the link to an online evaluation.

bullet Complete the online evaluation.

bullet Once you complete the online evaluation your CDP® certification will be emailed to you.

Currently the online course is presented in English.


Option 2: View the calendar to find a trainer presenting the seminar live in your country or time zone.

Step 1: Register directly with the trainer. The seminar fee will include your student handout notebook.

Upon completing the course, your CADDCT trainer will provide you with a seminar certificate. THIS IS NOT YOUR CERTIFICATION.

Next return to ICCDP.net within 30 days of completing your ADDC seminar.

Step 2: Select CDP and apply online. Within the CDP application, SELECT GRANDFATHER AND you will be asked to upload your ADDC class certificate. Complete the CDP application and proceed towards payment. Fee $145.00 USD

Your application will be reviewed. If in order, your CDP certification will be emailed to you.


Renewal:

bullet To maintain your CDP certification, you will be required to renew every two years.

bullet It is your responsibility to notify ICCDP of email address changes.

bullet We will email a renewal notification to you in 22 months.

  bullet The renewal application fee is $195.00 USD. This includes 4- hour renewal course work. Link will be provided to you, once you have renewed your application.
      bullet After completing the renewal application, you will be directed to the ICCDP renewal course link.
      bullet Once you renew online, take the renewal courses, and complete an evaluation form, your new CDP® certification will be emailed to you.

Corporate Groups: The corporate group administrator will be sent an email of all employee’s certifications who are up for renewal. The corporate group administrator will log into the corporate group account and select each employee who is due for renewal and submit payment.

Renewal fee is: $70.00 USD PP. If the employee is no longer with your organization, please delete from your corporate group account.


WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CDP® APPLICATION IS DENIED

How to Appeal

If you are deemed ineligible to obtain certification as a CDP® and you wish to appeal, please send an email to:

ICCDP
Executive Appeal
iccdpcorporate@iccdp.net

You must email a letter that includes: Your name, address, phone number and email address, reason for ICCDP denial and why you are appealing the decision. The ICCDP Executive Appeal committee, will reach a decision after reviewing yourapplication. All decisions reached by the Executive Appeal committee are final. Please allow 6 weeks to process. Your money will be refunded if you are denied certification.

International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
55 Main Street, Suite 102
Sparta, NJ 07871-1909
www.iccdp.net  iccdpcorporate@iccdp.net
1.973.726.5002 USA
Fax 1-973-860-2244 USA

Office Hours: Monday to Friday
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST


PRESS RELEASE

ONLINE Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care Training, CDP® Certified Dementia Practitioner and - Dementia Certification Especially Designed for International Health Care Professionals.

The International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, based in New Jersey USA, has set up an all-new online training portal for international health care professionals seeking certification in the area of dementia care called Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®). The online certification and learning site can be found at the point of entry at www.iccdp.net.

"Worldwide, dementia is the number one diagnosis in older people and it is imperative that all health care professionals and front line staff are offered the opportunity to complete a comprehensive dementia education curriculum - and the opportunity to receive dementia certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner®. This type of comprehensive education and CDP certification provides health care professionals the tools to provide compassionate and knowledgeable care to the most vulnerable people," said Sandra Stimson, CEO and Founder of ICCDP and ICCDP. Mrs. Stimson went on to say, "Most countries do not have national standards regarding dementia education and that is not acceptable. Health care professionals can now obtain comprehensive dementia education right from the privacy of their home." In the United States ICCDP's established in 2015, is a division of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, which has been providing dementia education and CDP® certification to thousands of professionals and frontline staff since 2003.

The online learning site for ICCDP features a 7-hour online Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care curriculum that awards the health care professional the CDP® Certified Dementia Practitioner® certification upon completion. The certification covers the following topics and many more:

  • Overview, Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Communication and Feelings
  • Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
  • Wandering, Hoarding, Delusions and Hallucinations
  • Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, and Sexuality
  • Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls, and Sleep Disturbances
  • Activities- Success Oriented, Failure Free, Purposeful and Meaningful
  • Environment
  • Staff and Family Support & Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues

The NCCDP was founded in 2003 and ICCDP was established in 2015. The founders are Lynn Biot Gordon Chief Operations Officer and Sandra M Stimson Chief Executive Officer.

Registered trademarks of ICCDP National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. ICCDP licensed ICCDP to use the CDP® Certified Dementia Practitioner® certification.

REFUND POLICY

If your account is deleted because you did not complete your application within 7 days or the course within 30 days of the approval letter, there is no refund.

If your application is denied, you are issued a full refund within 7 days of the denial letter.

While certification promotes and maintains quality, it does not license, confer a right or privilege upon or otherwise define the qualifications of anyone in the healthcare field.

Certified Dementia Practitioner® is NOT a profession but a level of education in the area of dementia care to assist you in providing compassionate care to the most vulnerable elderly

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela

 

OPTION ONE
Step One
Apply for Certification
Step Two
Wait for approval of your application
Step Three
Once approved, take online course
Step Four
Complete course, test, & evaluation
Step Five
ICCDP will email certification to you
Step Six
Renew every two years
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OPTION TWO
Step One
Sign up for a seminar- see calendar to find a live trainer
Step Two
Take the seminar and complete the evaluation
Step Three
Return to ICCDP and complete a grandfather application
Step Four
Wait for approval. ICCDP will email your certification to you
Step Five
Renew every two yearsu
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Certified Dementia Practitioner ® CDP®, Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional® CMDCP® and
Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional Trainer CMDCPT

The CDP®, CMDCP®, and CMDCPT are global certifications recommended for those working in the health care industry and with the geriatric population. These certifications are a compliment to your chosen profession. The CDP®, CMDCP® or CMDCPT are not a profession, but rather a level of additional Dementia training and Dementia certification that you have received in the area of Dementia care that will enable the health care professional to provide compassionate care.

The CDP® and CMDCP® certifications are a commitment by the professional to end elder abuse and neglect through continuous training in the area of Dementia Care. Worldwide there lacks standardization in the requirements of Dementia education for front line staff and health care professionals, elder care attorneys, educators, geriatric managers who work in learning institutions, psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation centers, associations, government agencies, nursing homes, assisted living, senior communities, adult day care, hospitals, home care and hospice agencies and 55 plus communities.