Dementia Care Specialist Certification is formal recognition of an individual's commitment and leadership as a dementia care professional.

Anyone employed in a health care setting can achieve this certification, which represents the complete package of academic excellence and practical application.

With this mark of distinction, you will:

  • Gain the skills to raise the quality of dementia care your facility provides.
  • Have an opportunity to influence your facility's standard of care.
  • Distinguish yourself with documented expertise as a dementia care professional.
  • Gain access to our online library of dementia-related articles, videos, and webinars.
  • Become part of a peer network for upskilling, problem solving, and best-practice sharing.
  • Receive your certification document from DCS at no charge.

Two steps to certification


All of our course offerings have been reviewed by the Alzheimer's Association®  and meet their Dementia Practice Recommendations®  in all ten categories.