CARES® Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.)

  • What is the C.D.S. Credential Renewal?

    Save 50% with the C.D.S. Renewal, and spend only half the time on each module. The CARES® Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.) Credential Renewal is a way to review your dementia care knowledge and be re-credentialed in the entire CARES® online dementia care training curriculum (8 courses/40 hours).

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  • What is the C.D.S. Renewal process?

    • Review all 8 CARES Programs (20 minutes each module).
    • Re-take the C.D.S. Credentialing Exam.
    • Submit your documentation for re-approval.
    • Get re-approved by the review team.
    • Receive your updated official recognition package.
    • Have your entry updated on the C.D.S. International Registry.
    • Continue to use "C.D.S." on your name badge and resume.

  • Over 1 Million

    Modules Completed

  • #1

    Quality, Online
    Dementia Care Training

  • Seven

    e-Healthcare Leadership

  • 20

    Research Studies

Customer Testimonial

"The CARES Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.) online dementia care training gave me realistic tools and approaches to use—a true "toolbox." I now feel confident in how to problem solve when working with someone who has dementia! "

-Emily E. Gibson, C.D.S.
Life Enrichment Director
Menominee, Wisconsin