ICCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Curriculum Information

The following topics will be covered. Upon completion of watching the 10 videos you will be taking a 50 question True or False test. If you fail the test you will several opportunities to retake the test. Upon completion of the entire curriculum, passing the test and completing an online evaluation form, ICCDP will issue you a CDP certification via email. All modules are in English.


Overview, Diagnosis and Treatment 24 minutes video
Communication and Feelings 17 minutes video
Depression and Repetitive Behaviors 7 minutes video
Wandering, Hoarding, Delusions and Hallucinations 31 minutes video
Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions, Intimacy, and Sexuality 13 minutes video
Personal Care: Pain, Bathing, Dressing, Toileting, Nutrition, Falls, and Sleep Disturbances 23 minutes video
Activities- Success Oriented, Failure Free, Purposeful and Meaningful 23 minutes video
Environment 13 minutes video
Staff and Family Support & Diversity and Cultural Competence - Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar 6 minutes video
Spiritual Care and End of Life Issues 5 minutes video




Fill out the CDP Application
Step One

Apply for Certification

Wait for approval of your CDP application
Step Two

Wait for approval of your application

Once approved to proceed with the CDP process,follow the link and register and pay for the class
Step Three

Once approved, take online course

Complete the Alzheimer's disease and Dementia Care course test
Step Four

Complete course, test, & evaluation

ICCDP will email you your CDP Certification
Step Five

ICCDP will email certification to you

Renew every two years
Step Six

Renew every two years

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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.