Gerontology Related Professional Certification Options


Prepared by Linda Wiener
For more information please visit: Exploring Careers in Aging

 

     1.  Activity Director                                                              Multiple schools

National Certification Council for Activity Professionals http://www.nccap.org/about/index.shtm

 

     2.  Adult Services Specialist

Des Moines Area Community College

http://www.dmacc.edu/pibs/certs/adultsvs.pdf

     3.  Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration

George Mason University  http://cnhs.gmu.edu/assistedliving/

 

     4.  Aquatic Fitness Therapist (water aerobics; aquatic arthritis, etc.)

Aquatic & Fitness Professional Association International http://www.aquacert.org/

 

     5.  Business and Aging Specialist                                        Multiple schools

 

     6.  Certificate in Animal Assisted Activities and Therapy

Delaware Valley College

http://campus.devalcol.edu/smallanimal/certificate/index.htm

 

     7.  Certified Aging in Place Specialist- CAPS

National Association of Home Builders

http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?sectionID=717&genericContentID=8484

 

     8.  Certified Eden Associate

The Eden Alternative

 http://www.edenalt.com/associate.htm

     9.  Certified Social Worker in Gerontology

National Association of Social Workers

http://www.socialworkers.org/credentials/specialty/c-swg.asp

 

     10. Certified Diabetic Educator

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators

http://www.ncbde.org/

 

     11. Certified Grief Counselor

The American Academy of Grief Counseling

http://www.aihcp.org/aagc.htm

 

     12. Certified Health Education Specialist

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

http://www.nchec.org/

 

 

     13. Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification   http://www.crccertification.com/

     14.  Certified Senior Advisor- CSA

Society of Certified Senior Advisors http://www.society-csa.com/

 

     15. Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator

Substance Abuse Program Administrators’ Certification Commission http://www.sapacc.org/

 

     16. Daily Money Manager

American Association of Daily Money Managers http://aadmm.com/

 

     17. Disability Management Specialist

Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission http://www.cdms.org/index.html

 

     18. Executive Certificate Program in Home Modification

University of Southern California’s Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center

http://www.homemods.org/online-courses/index.shtml

 

     19. Fitness Technology/Personal Fitness Trainer                 Multiple schools

American Council on Exercise ACE http://www.acefitness.org/

National Federation of Professional Trainers http://www.nfpt.com/

 

     20. Geriatric Care Management                                          Multiple schools

National Academy of Certified Care Managers http://www.naccm.net/

 

     21. Gerontology Certificate -1 yr (for academic credit)      Multiple schools

Portland Community College http://www.pcc.edu/programs/gerontology/

 

     22. Home Inspector Professional

National Association of Home Inspectors

http://www.nahi.org/home.asp

 

     23. Home Organizer Consultant

http://americasmostorganized.com/

 

     24. Hospice and Palliative Care Professional

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization http://www.nhpco.org/templates/1/homepage.cfm/

 

     25. Information and Referral Specialist in Aging 

Alliance of Information & Referral Systems  http://www.airs.org/default.asp

 

     26. Life Coach/Transitions Manager

International Coach Federation http://www.coachfederation.org/eweb/

 

     27. Occupational Therapy Assistant                                    Multiple schools

Keiser College http://www.keisercollege.edu/OccTh.htm

 

     28. Pharmacy Technician                                                       Multiple schools

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board http://www.ptcb.org/

 

     29. Physical Therapy Aide                                                     Multiple schools

American River College http://www.arc.losrios.edu/~gero/phy_ther_aid.htm

     30. Professional Development in Gerontology Certificate Program (9 months,             CEU’s)

Kennesaw State University  http://www.kennesaw.edu/CAREing

 

     31. Registered Financial Gerontologist

American Institute of Financial Gerontology http://www.aifg.org/aifg/index.cfm

 

     32. Residential Interior Design Certification

The Interior Design Society

http://www.interiordesignsociety.org/certification.shtml

 

     33. Retirement Housing Professional

University of North Texas http://www.unt.edu/aging/rhp/

 

     34. Senior Move Manager

National Association of Senior Move Managers http://nasmm.org/

 

     35. Senior Real Estate Specialist

 Senior Real Estate Specialists http://www.seniorsrealestate.com/sarec/

 

     36. Social Service Designee

American River College http://www.arc.losrios.edu/~gero/phy_ther_aid.htm

 

     37. Volunteer Manager

Association for Volunteer Administration http://www.avaintl.org/index.html

     38. Weatherization Specialist

Oregon Housing and Community Services

http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/SOS_TrainingAndTechnicalAssistance.shtml

 

 
 
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