Alzheimer’s and dementia care training founded in evidence-based information


The following dementia care training programs have been recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association as reflecting the five topic areas of the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. Recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association is not an endorsement of the professional training or evaluation of the care provided. Please contact the company directly for more information about the training program.

Providers using these training programs are eligible to purchase essentiALZ® certification exams for their staff. However, individual care providers who wish to take the essentiALZ exam must purchase the bundled essentiALZ program.

essentiALZ — Alzheimer's Association Training and Certification

Get comprehensive, high-quality dementia care training and certification from the experts at the Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's Association
essentiALZ — Alzheimer's Association Training and Certification

Training hours: 3 hours
Purchase includes the essentiALZ certification exam.

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Other recognized training programs

AlzBetter
Foundation Training

Training hours: 4 hours
Recognition expiration date: 9/25/2022
essentiALZ exams must be purchased separately.

CareAcademy™
Dementia Care Certification
Training hours: 10 hours
Recognition expiration date: 1/5/2023
essentiALZ exams must be purchased separately.

EduCare by Mirabelle Management
Dementia Series Training
Training hours: 3 hours
Recognition expiration date: 8/10/2023
essentiALZ exams must be purchased separately.

Healthcare Academy®
Assisted Living Facilities (ALF): Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Training hours: 3 hours
Recognition expiration date: 2/7/2024
essentiALZ exams must be purchased separately.

HealthCare Interactive®
CARES® Dementia Basics™ Online Training Program
Training hours: 4 hours
Recognition expiration date: 1/7/2023
essentiALZ exams must be purchased separately.

In the Know
Alzheimer's Disease Specialist Training
Training hours: 8.5 hours
Recognition expiration date: 8/23/2022
essentiALZ exams must be purchased separately.

Quire Online Caregiver Training
Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's and Dementia Training
Training hours: 3 hours
Recognition expiration date: 4/13/2023
essentiALZ exams must be purchased separately.

Proprietary training programs

The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes several training programs offered by provider organizations that are exclusive to their staff, including:

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