Online training and certification
The Alzheimer’s Association offers online certification for professional care providers through Alzheimer's Association EssentiALZ®, an online dementia care certification program for individuals that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices. Studies show staff trained specifically in dementia care are able to provide better quality of life for residents and have increased confidence, productivity and job satisfaction. The essentiALZ exam tests understanding of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations.
Apply to have professional dementia care training reviewed
You can now submit your curricula for review by the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association encourages companies to submit their curricula for review against the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations as the basis for recognizing quality dementia care. A formal report as well as a statement of recognition for approved categories will be issued by the Alzheimer’s Association. Companies may submit curricula for any or all of the following categories:
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Disease Awareness
- Strategies for Caring for the Person with Dementia
- Communication and Understanding Behavior
- Social Needs and Activities
- Eating Well
- Reducing Pain
- Restraint-Free Care
- End-of-Life Care
Cost is $250 per curriculum plus $300 per topic module submitted. The number of modules to be reviewed will be finalized after receipt of the Dementia Care Education Curriculum Review Application (PDF). If you have specific questions about the review application, please contact email@example.com.
Currently recognized curricula
The following companies have submitted their curricula and meet select topics of the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.