Certifications

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The Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed) is a national training and certification company for the caregiving professions.

Caregiver Certification matters, because Certified Caregivers:

  • Have foundational training and skills in providing care
  • Understand issues like elder abuse and how to detect or prevent it
  • Know the value of their observation and reporting skills in keeping their clients out of emergency care and hospitals

Employers use our nationally recognized certification programs to train new care staff; offering families peace of mind when hiring someone to assist with a loved one’s care.

Certifications also provide a way for your care team to increase skills and grow professionally, while providing a marketing advantage that sets your company above your competition.

Core Care

Caregiver Core Certification is our foundational care certification which provides the basic level of training needed for success in a variety of care settings. Includes 12 hours of online training on essential topics and prepares new caregivers for a role as a homemaker companion.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through aQuireTraining.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Dementia

Dementia Care Certification – This training program teaches how to provide outstanding care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. It offers an excellent career ladder for individuals who want to enhance their skills and better understand person-centered care for the individual with dementia.  Includes 23 hours of online training on essential topics.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through aQuireTraining.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

diabetes

Diabetes Care Certification – Providing quality care to individuals with diabetes means more than simply understanding the diagnosis. This 6 hour program helps caregivers understand the risks that come from infection or wounds and teaches how to manage their clients activity and dietary needs.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through aQuireTraining.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

parkinsons

Parkinson's Care Certification – Individuals with Parkinson’s disease have a wide range of abilities and challenges. This 12 hour program teaches caregivers how to help clients maintain their independence and mobility as long as possible while understanding some of the special needs of the person in their care.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through aQuireTraining.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Care Certification – This Certificate course prepares the caregiver to provide care to a person with Multiple Sclerosis and includes training in the disease process, physical signs and symptoms of the disease as well as emotional and psychosocial aspects of the disease. You’ll learn to support the mobility, independence and well‐being of the person with MS.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through CareandCompliance.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Multiple Sclerosis

Mental Health Care Certification – Understanding mental health problems and learning key intervention and support skills is vital to a well‐rounded caregiver role. This Certififcation program teaches the caregiver about: mental illnesses; the mental health system, common conditions, and how to care for one's own mental health.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through CareandCompliance.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities Certification – Providing care for adults who are differently abled requires understanding abilities and how to support the person in their independence and self-care to the greatest extent possible.  Includes 12 hours of online training on essential topics. Agencies and organizations who provide services to adults other than elder care may find this a valuable Certification program.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through aQuireTraining.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Post Hospital Care

Post Hospital Care Certification – Understanding the unique needs of individuals with chronic or post-acute conditions is vital to preventing rehospitalization. This Certification program teaches the caregiver to understand the primary body systems and most common conditions affecting these systems.  Includes 17 hours of online training for caregivers learning how to provide care, what to observe and how to communicate concerns about conditions that need rapid intervention to avoid a medical emergency.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through aQuireTraining.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

End of Life Care

End of Life Care Certification – Caring for individuals at the end of their lives requires a special understanding of needs, grieving and loss as well as the unique concerns of the family. It also requires a deeper understanding of caregiver self-care and an understanding of hospice and palliative care. Hospice and home care agencies may find this Certification especially useful.  Includes 8 hours of online training on essential topics.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through aQuireTraining.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Personal Care Aide

Personal Care Aide Certification is appropriate for individuals working in states or settings where no mandated certification exists. This robust 43 hour online training program includes Basic Care Skills videos that provide step-by-step skills instruction on essential topics.

Designed for Assisted Living, Home Care, family members providing care, individuals seeking long term care reimbursement for services, and individuals seeking to become a care professional.

» Individuals: Enroll online through aQuireTraining.com
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide Certification is available through agencies, colleges, and trade schools in partnership with IPCed. IPCed offers several options for HHA Certification, including a DVD turn-key training program, a full online course and a Bridge Course for individuals already certified as CNAs or agency trained. If you represent a business, college or trade school that is looking to provide HHA Training and Certification, this is for you.

Designed for Home Health Agencies, Colleges, and Trade Schools.

» Individuals: This program is only available through agencies and colleges
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant Certification is available through colleges, trade schools, nursing facilities, and hospitals in partnership with IPCed. This program requires approval by state nursing boards, depending on the state, supervised clinical work experience as well as skills demonstrations. If you represent a business or school that is looking to provide CNA Training and Certification, this is for you.

Designed for Colleges, Trade Schools, Nursing Facilities, and Hospitals

» Individuals: This program is only available through colleges, trade schools, nursing facilities, and hospitals
» Employers: Group discounts available, please speak with a training specialist

Want to learn more? The Institute for Professional Care Education can help you meet your state requirements AND grow your business! Employers across the Nation are using our training programs to develop employee's skills and increase referrals.

Call (877) 843-8374 and speak with our friendly Training Specialists.