Credentialing and Certifications

The marks of distinction for
dementia care professionals
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Your exemplary care and dedication to your clients, colleagues, and organization deserve to be recognized and supported.

By completing the Dementia Capable Care (DCC) Instructor Certification Program, you will become a certified instructor and be certified to teach staff within the base of your employment. Instructor certification is a formal recognition of your commitment and leadership as a dementia care professional, offering you and your employer a competitive advantage.

As a DCC Certified Instructor, you will:

  • Gain the skills to raise the quality of care your facility provides.
  • Distinguish yourself with documented expertise as a dementia care professional.
  • Become part of a peer network for upskilling, problem solving, and best-practice sharing.

How to become a Dementia Capable Care Certified Instructor:

  1. Register for an upcoming Dementia Capable Care training program.
  2. Complete the Dementia Capable Care - Instructor Certification Program.
  3. Complete and pass the Online Certification Exam.

When you successfully complete the Instructor Certification Program, you will become a DCC Certified Instructor and receive the DCC Specialist Credential.

As a Certified Instructor, you will train your staff within the base of your employment. When your staff completes training, they will also earn the DCC Specialist Credential (see below).

How your staff obtains the Dementia Capable Care Specialist Credential:

When staff members complete training delivered by a Certified Instructor, they will earn the DCC Specialist Credential, which formally recognizes their ability to apply the concepts of the Dementia Capable Care program within their organization.

Additionally, Dementia Capable Care Specialist Credential Training is available as a modified offering of the full Dementia Capable Care program for practitioners wanting additional training and credentialing for their own professional development. This training program is delivered directly from a DCS Global Professional Instructor and is designed for non-instructors who wish to receive the DCC Specialist Credential without a need to train other staff members.

For more information about Dementia Capable Care, and the differences between the DCC Instructor Certification Program and DCC Specialist Credential Training, view our FAQ.

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