Certifications

Board certification offers a voluntary, credentialing procedure that attempts to validate the competence of Alzheimer Caregivers and Educators based on practice-based knowledge, and application of that knowledge. Click here for an e-brochure on the importance of certification.

NCBAC Certification is beneficial because:

  • It is a quality indicator.
  • It builds confidence in a person’s professional ability to care for those with dementia.
  • It demonstrates meeting national standards.
  • It validates knowledge of dementia care.
  • It shows dedication to dementia care as a profession.
  • It provides potential career opportunities.

Certified Alzheimer Caregiver™, or CAC™

The people who care for those with dementia have the most direct effect on quality of life. Certification demonstrates that a caregiver possesses knowledge and ability to ensure proper care for people with dementia. Click here for more information. 

Certified Alzheimer Educator™, or CAEd™

The professionals who train caregivers demonstrate their expertise when they are Certified. The CAEd™ understands the disease; knows how to provide care; and knows the effective methods for imparting information for proper care. Click here for more information.

Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist™ (CRTS™)

Support older adults and their families as they move, organize, downsize, sell, and remodel their homes. Topics include real estate, caregiving, senior housing, professional organizing, home staging, design, contract work, moving, move management, estate sales, and auctions. CRTS® is the only professional credential for this field. Eligibility requirements: must hold a HS diploma/GED; have a credential and 2 years experience working in a field related seniors; hold one of the following credentials CSA®, SRES®, CAPS, CMC, CCM, CPO®, CPO®-CD, CES, GCM, cSMM, CAC™, CAEd™. Click for more information (redirects to stand-alone CRTS™ website).