Developed for professional care providers of individuals living with dementia, Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® is an online, individual certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.
The essentiALZ exam tests understanding of evidence-based dementia care practices that are outlined in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.
Participants become essentiALZ-certified by completing dementia care training and the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ online certification exam, which focuses on basic dementia care practices. Become essentiALZ-certified by completing CARES® online dementia trainings offered by HealthCare Interactive®.
For a complete list of professional pricing options, view and print our CARES, essentiALZ, and essentiALZ Plus professional training and certification pricing list. If you are a caregiver in Florida, see the pricing list for our Florida-approved training programs.
Complete additional CARES training programs and essentiALZ Plus certifications as desired or required.
|CARES® Dementia Basics™ or
CARES® Florida Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Level I™
|CARES® Dementia Advanced Care™ or
CARES® Florida Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Level II™
|essentiALZ Plus certification**|
|CARES® Dementia-Related Behavior™||essentiALZ Plus certification**|
|CARES® Activities of Daily Living™||essentiALZ Plus certification**|
|CARES® End-of-Life Dementia Care™||essentiALZ Plus certification**|
*CARES Dementia Basics or CARES Florida ALF Level I and essentiALZ certification is the prerequisite for any of the essentiALZ Plus certifications.
**If you purchase CARES Dementia Basics that is bundled with another program, you must finish CARES Basics and obtain essentiALZ certification in order to access the essentiALZ Plus certification exam.Learn More