Distributed Training

Our “Distributed Training” (sometimes referred to as “Train the Trainer”) is a strategic approach to staff education, empowering organizations to cultivate in-house expertise and disseminate knowledge across their teams.

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Our 4 Distinct Trainer Certifications

At the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, we’ve refined this model to specialize in dementia care, offering four distinct trainer certifications:


CADDCT™ (Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer™)

This certification equips trainers with comprehensive strategies and tools to educate healthcare professionals on the nuances of Alzheimer’s and dementia care.


CFRDT® (Certified First Responder Dementia Trainer®)

Tailored for first responders, this certification focuses on the unique challenges and best practices for emergency situations involving individuals with dementia. (NOTE: It is not required to be in a first responder profession to receive this certification. There are many CADDCTs that are currently providing this training.)


CCPDT® (Certified Correctional Personnel Dementia Trainer®):

Designed for correctional facility staff, this certification addresses the complexities of managing dementia within the correctional system.


CMDCPT® (Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional Trainer®)

Merging Montessori principles with dementia care, this certification is rooted in person-centered care and provides trainers with the methodology to enhance cognitive and social functions of persons with dementia.

By adopting the "Distributed Training" model, organizations can ensure that their staff are not just trained but are also certified trainers themselves, fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement in dementia care.