Professions Eligible for CDP Certification.


If you don't see your profession listed below, please contact ICCDP

Certification is open to those who qualify who work in the health care industry such as; CCRC, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Communities, Adult Day Care, Rehabilitation Centers, Psychiatric Facility, Management Company, Associations, Government, Law Firms, Senior Advisor Locators, Senior Advisor Companies, Mobile Companies, Home Care Agencies, Hospice Agencies, Pharmacist Consulting Companies, Learning Institutions, Consulting Companies, Training Companies, etc.

Note: Volunteers, First Responders, and Correctional Personnel please see certifications for specific certification designed for your profession. 

Activity Assistant / Aide or Director
Administrator/Executive Director  (certificated or licensed) unless certification or license is not mandated by state regulations.
Admissions for a health care setting
Adult Protective Services
Aging In Place Home Specialist 
Aging Life Care Professionals
Alzheimer’s Coach or Dementia Coach
Alzheimer's / Dementia Unit Manager
Aroma Therapist
Art Therapist
Assistant Administrators
Bereavement Coordinator
Care Navigator and Hospice Liaison
Certified Activity Professionals (ADC, AAC, ACC, AC-BC or AP-BC)
Certified and Licensed Dietitians
Certified and Licensed Nutritionist
Certified Addiction Counselor (CACII)
Certified Aging Service Professional CASP
Certified Assisted Living Administrators
Certified Case Managers
Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) Certified and Licensed
Certified Consultants
Certified Dietary Manager
Certified Director of Assisted Living
Certified Discharge Planners
Certified EMT’s
Certified Guardian (working in Health care setting)
Certified Geriatric Care Managers
Certified Home Health Aide
Certified and/or Licensed Social Workers
Certified Medical Assistants
Certified Medication Aide Certified Med Tech
Certified Music Practitioner
Certified Nursing Assistants

Certified Nursing Home Administrator CNHA
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training
Certified Personal Care Assistant
Certified Physical Therapy Assistant
Certified Senior Adviser (CSA)
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapists CTRS
Clergy for a health care setting
Court-Appointed Guardians
Dental Hygienist
Direct Support Professional DSP
Discharge Planner
Educators in learning institutions
Elder Attorney
Eldercare Advisors and Alzheimer's Coach
Elder Care Lawyer
Elder Care Manager
Geriatric Care Aide
Geriatric Nursing Assistants
Geriatric Screen Specialist
Guardian (approved by your state court)
Health Service Executive
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Home Health Aide
Inservice Directors
International Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomate (ICCDP-D)
Liaison Hospice and Home Care
Licensed Hospital Administrators
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
Licensed Nursing Home Administrators
Licensed Pharmacists
Life Care Manager
Life Enrichment Coordinator
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
LMFT is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marketing for a health care setting
Massage Therapist

MDS Coordinator
Medicaid Specialist
Medical Director
Michigan Certified Pharmacy Technician/Medication Aide
Mneme Therapist
Mobile Dentistry, Hygienist, Optometrist
Movement Disorder Case Manager
Music Therapist
Nurses NP RN LPN LVN Indicate which
Nurse Assessment Coordinator
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Office on Aging
Older Adult Enhanced Certified Peer Specialist
Owners of LTC, Home Care or supporting industry
Personal Care Aide
Person Centered Care Planning Certified
Pharmacist Consultant
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physicians and Specialty
Private Consultant
Professional Patient Advocate
Professional Guardians Guardianship
QAPI Certified
Qualified Intellectual Disability Provider
Resident Service Coordinators (HUD)
Respiratory Therapist
Self-Protection Trainer
Senior Living advisor
Service Coordinators
Social Worker with no license or certification
Special Needs Consultant
Specialty Care Coordinator
Speech Therapist
Surveyor state or Federal
Universal Worker
Universal Service Worker
Validation Therapy Trained
Walk With Me Coordinator

Certified Dementia Practitioner ® CDP®, Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional® CMDCP® and
Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional Trainer CMDCPT

The CDP®, CMDCP®, and CMDCPT are global certifications recommended for those working in the health care industry and with the geriatric population. These certifications are a compliment to your chosen profession. The CDP®, CMDCP® or CMDCPT are not a profession, but rather a level of additional Dementia training and Dementia certification that you have received in the area of Dementia care that will enable the health care professional to provide compassionate care.

The CDP® and CMDCP® certifications are a commitment by the professional to end elder abuse and neglect through continuous training in the area of Dementia Care. Worldwide there lacks standardization in the requirements of Dementia education for front line staff and health care professionals, elder care attorneys, educators, geriatric managers who work in learning institutions, psychiatric facilities, rehabilitation centers, associations, government agencies, nursing homes, assisted living, senior communities, adult day care, hospitals, home care and hospice agencies and 55 plus communities.