Certified Alzheimer Caregiver

CANDIDATE DEFINITION

The candidate for this test is someone who cares for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Candidates may be family members, or those who work in the home, at an adult daycare center, or in assisted living or nursing homes. They may or may not have a high school degree. They may or may not be a Certified Nurse Aide.

Upon passing the examination, the Certified Alzheimer Caregiver has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the special needs and circumstances of persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their families. They have the competence to work on a practical level with this population, using their knowledge of the disease to apply strategies to produce the best possible environment of care.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Direct care experience with persons with dementia
    • Paid or Unpaid
    • A minimum of 25 hours per week for:
      • One year
      • 6 months if candidate is a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), LPN or RN
  • At least 15 hours in specific dementia care training within the last two years

Examination Fee

The fee to take the CAC exam is $165. Exams are administered through Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centers.  Click here to apply to take the test.

The CAC maintains certification with $35 yearly renewal and six hours of continuing education credits.  You may recertify online via our online form.  If you'd rather recertify by mail, please use the form listed below.

Important Documents for Review