On February 3, 2016, the state of Wisconsin proposed bill AB 785, [PDF] written to create a dementia specialist certification program.
In order to receive certification, an individual must:
a. Successfully complete an instructional program.
b. Successfully complete a competency evaluation program.
The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to create curriculum and set curriculum content:
a. The curriculum must be 40 hours of instruction, including both classroom and clinical
b. The department shall approve instructional programs for dementia specialists that     
    apply for approval.
Dementia Care Specialists Can Help You Meet the Proposed Certification Requirements!

Helping You Train Staff
Dementia care units and facilities across the US use our Dementia Capable Care training program to raise the standard for memory care. Training focuses on information about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, discusses how to communicate with people who have dementia and their families, and centers on how to maximize function, safety, independence, and quality of life for residents with dementia.

How to Get Training
Our training can be tailored to the unique needs of your facility, staff, and residents. With our train-the-trainer option, select staff can be certified to teach the Dementia Capable Care training program to other staff on a continuing basis. We have numerous public programs coming up throughout the US, and customizable on-site training is also available.