Thank you for your interest in earning the Dementia Certification! Please take a moment to view the description and course requirements below.
Those with the Dementia Certification will:
- Care for, and interact with residents with dementia and other cognitively impaired residents by incorporating skills to maintain individual dignity and well-being.
- Interact with caregivers and residents and utilizes therapeutic communication and activities to maximize resident functions.
- Utilize advanced knowledge of behaviors to implement interventions that minimizes adverse behavior.
An apprentice will attain a basic level of mastery across all competency areas before receiving certification. Basic mastery will be represented by the apprentice being able to articulate learning with each competency area and demonstrate successful integration of all the competencies relating to work.
Education Requirement: Competency Based Training 400 Minimum Hours (including education and on-the-job training)
Prerequisite: Standard Fast Track Apprentice requirements. Prior completion of CNA certification at least 45 days previously.