As the founders of the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners we wish to strongly condemn the senseless, violent murder of George Floyd as well as the murders of the many Black men, women, and children who tragically have lost their lives as a result of racism and hatred. We share the grief of these losses and send our deepest condolences to all who are hurting.

The NCCDP and ICCDP stand with and for justice, safety, diversity, equality, and dignity FOR ALL. The last few weeks have brought us horrific anger and pain and we stand united in denouncing racism, hatred, inhumanity, and senseless violence.

This is a pivotal time in our country to foster the discussions that although may be difficult, are necessary. As two companies that are founded on providing education, the NCCDP and ICCDP are committed to being a part of educating and healing our communities. In the words of the late, Dr. Martin Luther King, "Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge, to make America what it ought to be." #Blacklivesmatter

Standing Up,

Lynn Biot-Gordon
Chief Operations Officer/ Founder NCCDP & ICCDP

Sandra Stimson,
Chief Executive Officer/ Founder NCCDP & ICCDP



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.