To take your C.D.S. exam, please follow the following four steps.
Note: If you already have a C.D.S. voucher code from your employer, please go to Step 2.
Individuals (purchased for yourself)
Administrators (purchased for your staff members)
Go to www.hcinteractive.com/redeemCDS, enter the Voucher Code, and begin the CDS exam. Pass the exam with at lest 90% correct.
If you don’t pass, you can re-take the exam. Any notes you take when completing the programs can be used on the credentialing exam. The exam is divided by program, so you can reference notes from each program for each section of the exam.
Once you complete all CARES courses and pass the CARES credentialing exam, you must submit your documentation for approval to officially become a CARES Dementia Specialist. Print the form below, fill it out, attach copies of your training certificates and C.D.S. exam certification, and submit to HealthCare Interactive for approval. Once we verify you have met all of the requirements, we will e-mail you with an official confirmation and will mail your recognition package to you.
Print the C.D.S. Submission form at www.hcinteractive.com/CDSsubmission.
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