The National Certification Board for Alzheimer and Aging Care has a mission to provide quality training and certification for those caring for the country's aging population. Two key elements of their program are to offer true certifications for Alzheimer Educators (CAEs™) and Alzheimer Caregivers (CAC™). The certifications are developed through an extensive process that begins with gathering detailed data about the actual work being performed by caregivers. The real-life data is used to benchmark core competencies and knowledge from current caregivers and related professionals working in dementia care. This is the same process used to develop certifications for doctors and nurses throughout the US.