Training and certification from the experts

The Alzheimer’s Association Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program — 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. This three-hour online training program is self-paced and features videos and interactive activities.

With the purchase of the training program, you will also receive essentiALZ, an exam that 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 essentiALZ after completing the Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program.

The Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program is for individual professional care workers in long-term and community-based care settings — such as assisted living, nursing homes and home care — as well as providers purchasing on behalf of their staff. This training program is not designed for group learning. The Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program and essentiALZ exam is intended for learners 18 years of age or older.

Purchase the Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program and essentiALZ Exam

Individual Purchase

Provides access for 1 user. Access is available for six months after purchase.

Provider Purchase

Provides access for multiple users. Access is available for two years after purchase.

All bulk discounts will be applied at checkout. Organizations interested in purchases over 300 training and exam bundles should contact qualitycare@alz.org.

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Ensure your staff can provide quality dementia care at an affordable price. Take advantage of our volume pricing by purchasing the Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program and essentiALZ Exam for multiple staff members.

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Alzheimer's and dementia care training all in one

The Person-Centered Dementia Care Training Program and essentiALZ Exam offers new and experienced professional care workers:

  • Convenient learning through a self-paced curriculum.
  • Practical and comprehensive training based on the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations — the benchmark for quality care across the disease spectrum.
  • Recognition for knowledge of quality care practices through the essentiALZ certification exam.
 

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