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essentiALZ® — Alzheimer's Association Training and Certification

essentiALZ® — Alzheimer's Association Training and Certification
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essentiALZ training and certification, developed with evidence from the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations, educates professional care workers on current evidence-based, person-centered practices to care for individuals living with dementia.

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This three-hour online training program is self-paced and features videos and interactive activities.

Alzheimer’s and dementia care training — all in one

The essentiALZ training program and certification offers an affordable, all-in-one opportunity for new and experienced professional care workers. Program benefits include:

Self-Paced Curriculum

Convenient learning through a self-paced, three-hour curriculum.

Practical Training

Practical training based on the gold standard for quality care.


Recognition of knowledge through essentiALZ certification and continuing education credit

This comprehensive training program covers five topic areas including the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and communication changes and dementia-related behavior. Get more details on each topic area.

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Individual Purchase

For $59.99, get access to one dementia care training program, a certification exam, and continuing education credit for yourself. Access is available for six months after purchase.

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Organizational Purchase

Save up to 62% for multiple users. All users get access to the dementia care training program, certification exam, and continuing education credit. Access is available for two years after purchase.

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Ensure your staff can provide quality dementia care at an affordable price with our discounted volume pricing. All bulk discounts are applied at checkout. Organizations interested in purchasing more than 300 training and exam bundles should contact

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Get certified and claim continuing education credit — at no extra cost

With the purchase of the training program, you will also receive the essentiALZ certification exam, which demonstrates knowledge of quality care dementia practices. Professional care workers who pass the exam are certified in essentiALZ for two years. Care providers are eligible to take the essentiALZ certification exam after completing the essentiALZ training program. Learn how to claim continuing education credit for essentiALZ.

Who is this training program for?

essentiALZ is for individual professional care workers in long-term and community-based care settings — such as nursing homes, assisted living and home care — as well as providers purchasing on behalf of their staff. This training program and certification is not designed for group learning and is intended for learners 18 years of age or older. (Not for you? Explore other Association-recognized options for dementia care training and certification.)

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