CODE OF ETHICS FOR CMDCP®

There are two courses for you to choose:

1. The Montessori Dementia Care Professional 6-hour online course - required for CMDCP Certification but anyone can take the course.

2. Montessori Principles For Leadership And Staff Engagement - this course can be used for CMDCP renewal but anyone can take the course.

The Montessori Dementia Care Professional 6-hour online course includes:

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NOTICE: this course is required for CMDCP certification

Presented by: International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners ICCDP
Name: Montessori Dementia Care Professional Course

Course Description:

Length: 6 Hours and the online course must be completed within 30 days of paying for the course.

Required:
bullet Passing the online test and completing the online evaluation.
bullet You will need a laptop or computer and ability to hear and watch videos.
bullet If you do not pass the online test, you will be provided multiple opportunities to retake the test.

How Do I Register?
To register please go to International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners at www.iccdp.net and complete and select an option and complete the online application.

With the use of video illustrations and real- world examples from across the Unites States of America. Europe, Asia, Australia, the learner will gain a strong appreciation for the applicability and effectiveness of principles and technique covered in the course. Interactive elements will challenge the learners at key sections of the course to strengthen comprehension and encourage immediate use of Montessori-based approaches and techniques.

You will need a lap top or computer with audio capability so that you can hear the presentation.

Online Montessori Dementia Care Professional Curriculum includes:

bullet Current models of care and the need for culture change
bullet Review of the care model consumers are increasingly demanding and expecting for memory are- resident driven communities.
bullet Background and overview of the Montessori - based approach to providing new model of memory care.
bullet Demonstrations of how the Montessori - based approach makes person centered care feasible and sustainable.
bullet Emphasis on dementia as a disability and not a disease.
bullet Enabling a persons with dementia to utilize existing abilities to engage in personally meaningful activity.
bullet Using Montessori approaches to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activity throughout the day.
bullet Empowering staff in all departments to effectively engage with persons with dementia as part of an overall culture of delivering person-centered care.
bullet Methods of creating supportive social and physical environments to support independence and meaningful engagement.
bullet Enabling persons with memory impairment to be activity engaged with the outside world, their communities and culture.
bullet Action planning for effective implementation and sustainability of the Montessori approach.

CE Organizational Pre-approval Program Application - Montessori Dementia Care Professional Course

bullet NAB 6 CEUs for Administrator's
bullet Nursing CEUs approved with CEU Network for a fee of 4.00 per CEU 
bullet NCCAP 6 CEUs for Activity Professionals 
bullet NCTRC 6 CEU’s for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. The International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners "Montessori Dementia Care Professional Course" has been approved for six (6) hours and also meets the content required for the Geriatrics and Behavioral Health areas of specialization. The CEUs will be displayed on your class certificate. Per NCTRC as of July 2019.

International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Information about the course.

CEUs available for:

• Administrators - National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards - This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 6 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS--Approval #20210617-6-A67126-DL.

• Activities Professionals - National Certification Council for Activity Professionals - Approved for 6 Instructional Hours--Approval #NCCAP500876-21NT

• Occupational Therapists - Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board - This course is approved for 6 hours CE from the Ohio OTPTAT Board, approval #161748. Check with your state OT board for reciprocity rules.

• Certified Care Managers - National Academy of Certified Care Managers - ICCDP is an approved NACCM continuing education provider, #19-701ICCDP.

• Nursing - Refer to the CEU Network packet under "Course Materials" in the Learning Portal.

• Dementia Care Professionals - National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners - This course is approved for 6 hours CE by NCCDP.

• Recreational Therapists - National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification - The session has is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC for six (6) hours and also meets the content required for the Geriatrics and Behavioral Health areas of specialization.

• Social Workers - Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers – Approval # A520-09. Check with your state SW board for reciprocity rules.

Montessori Principles For Leadership And Staff Engagement

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NOTICE: this course is NOT eligible for CMDCP certification but can be used for CMDCP renewal

Course Description:

Leaders in care communities are seeking effective organizational approaches to learning, growth, and development. They believe changes to traditional, old-paradigm service and management practices are vital to remaining competitive in an industry that rewards staff attraction and retention. The Montessori-based approach, introduced and developed by , has been shown to increase resident engagement, independence, and quality of life. In addition, this approach has attracted motivated, talented, and dedicated staff at all levels. At the core of the Montessori-based approach are the values of respect, dignity, and equality for all human beings. When these values are embedded throughout an organization, it leads to true culture change for residents, management, and staff. Simply put, it is not enough to focus on person-centered resident care to produce culture change. In this presentation, an emerging organizational model for care communities will be presented. In organizations that have adopted this model, administrators, supervisors, and line staff are focused on (and responsible for) adopting and sustaining culture change for all residents and staff.

Examples will be presented from care communities which have been pursuing a comprehensive Montessori-based approach. These communities have been able to effectively market their residential services while competing for employees on culture rather than pay. They are moving toward a Deliberately Developmental Organization where annual evaluations are replaced (or at least supplemented) by a coaching/mentoring model of growth and encouragement for employees. Applying these techniques and approaches produce outcomes including increased employee morale and engagement, improved quality of care, increased census, increased staff retention, and reduced staff/resident injuries. Thus, a person-centered care approach applied to caregiving systems represents best practices and an outstanding business model.

Time Frame: 6 Contact Hours

Approved CEUs (6 hours)
• Administrators - National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards - This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 6 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS--Approval #20210617-6-A67126-DL.

• Activities Professionals - National Certification Council for Activity Professionals - Approved for 6 Instructional Hours--Approval #NCCAP500876-21NT

• Occupational Therapists - Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board - This course is approved for 6 hours CE from the Ohio OTPTAT Board, approval #161748. Check with your state OT board for reciprocity rules.

• Certified Care Managers - National Academy of Certified Care Managers - ICCDP is an approved NACCM continuing education provider, #19-701ICCDP.

• Nursing - Refer to the CEU Network packet under "Course Materials" in the Learning Portal.

• Dementia Care Professionals - National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners - This course is approved for 6 hours CE by NCCDP.

• Recreational Therapists - National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification - The session has is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC for six (6) hours and also meets the content required for the Geriatrics and Behavioral Health areas of specialization.

• Social Workers - Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers – Approval # A520-09. Check with your state SW board for reciprocity rules.

Pending
• Nevada Board of SW / Social Workers

Cost: $125 USD

For a limited time the course fee is reduced to $35.00 USD

 

Apply now to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner

For more information about the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, visit www.iccdp.net

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
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

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.