International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Code of Ethics for Certified Dementia Practitioners (CDP®)

  1. The CDP provides services to the health care profession with respect and dignity to the Dementia Client.

  2. The CDP recognizes and respects the Dementia Client individuality.

  3. The CDP participates in ongoing education and stays current with regards to Dementia issues.

  4. The CDP maintains competence in his chosen profession.

  5. The CDP will report to the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners any acts by a Certified Dementia Practitioner or Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional that is illegal or unethical.

  6. The CDP assumes absolute responsibility for your own individual actions.

  7. The CDP will stay current with certifications with the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

  8. The CDP works to implement innovative ideas to the health care setting that may help a Dementia Client.

  9. The CDP works to insure that quality of life is provided for the Dementia Clients residing in your health care setting.

  10. The CDP networks with other health care professionals, attends Dementia / Alzheimer’s Seminars, Conventions, Support Groups and Ethics Committees.

  11. The CDP respects the Dementia Clients customs, religious beliefs, and philosophy.

  12. The CDP is truthful and avoids providing false or misleading Information.

  13. The CDP will not use the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners on any brochure or advertising without the express permission of this organization and in no way benefit directly or Indirectly at the expense of the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

  14. The CDP understands that its certification with the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners does not in any way confer upon the CDP any type of licensure as a health care provider.

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
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

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.