CARES® is a nationally recognized, award-winning, evidence-informed set of programs to improve your dementia-care skills. Each program includes engaging content, interactive activities, and real-life videos (no actors) of actual staff, experts, families, and people living with dementia.
CARES® Dementia Certification is an award-winning program that recognizes and tests your knowledge and understanding in different areas of person-centered dementia care. Earn 1 certification, or earn all 10. Certification is included at no additional cost with any CARES purchase. Learn More
CARES® Dementia Specialist™ (C.D.S.) credential is awarded by completing the entire 40-hour CARES training curriculum. Use C.D.S. after your name, on your name badge, and on your resume as recognition for completing the highest quality dementia credentialing program in the country. Learn More
If you are interested in building a team of dementia specialists at your site by credentialing staff members with the CARES® Dementia Specialist™ (C.D.S.) professional credentialing program (the entire CARES curriculum), you can credential each person for only the $150 exam voucher fee (instead of $599 per person) since all of the training is included in the CARES Complete Catalog. Purchase CDS Exam Vouchers.