Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant

Our work life now includes our life’s work – caring for a family member with a chronic illness or disease or injury.

More than 40 million persons in the U.S. provide care to a family member; six in 10 of these individuals also work. Our research indicates that those who work and care for a family member want to keep their job. They also want to connect with a professional who can understand their experience and guide them to the right resources and solutions.

Connect your employees who care with a professional on staff who cares -- a Certified Caregiving Consultant™. When your employees complete our CCC training program, you have invaluable experts on staff who can support and help your working family caregivers. Your employees who complete the CCC training can share what works, which resources help and which solutions to try. In addition, the CCC can lead support groups and take additional training to offer Lunch and Learn workshops.

Scroll down for a comparison of our training programs to help you choose the program right for you.

"The interactive components like the chat rooms, the worksheets, and just the delivery of the program are fantastic! The course requires thought and reflection during the modules but also afterward." ~ a CCC student

Enroll in your training package.

Course Testimonials

"The CCC training program provides an incredibly practical and usable framework to help family caregivers move through the stages of caregiving. Both the content and our presenter, Denise Brown, far exceeded my expectations." --Dannelle LeBlanc, Certified Senior Advisor, Senior Move Manager and President, Caregiver Transitions


"The CCC training will allow me to better help my clients in the home health industry by also being able to focus and understand the family caregiver's needs." --Lisa M. Edwards, Assisting Hands Home Care of Plainfield


"The CCC program enhanced my skills big time and increased my knowledge of the variety of challenges family caregivers are facing. The Caregiving Years provides me with the framework I was looking for." --Saskia Jennings, Creating Being Well Caregiver Coaching and Strategies

Your Knowledge Base + Our Process + Our Tools = Success for You and Your Client
During our course, we'll teach you the process we know works with stressed-out and overwhelmed family caregivers.

In addition, you receive access to our unique and innovative tools and assessments. You'll receive training on how to use the tools, like the My Life Right-Now Wheel, to engage more effectively with your family caregivers.

Tools include various wheels (see examples below) which become visual prompts to help family caregivers focus on what they need and want. We also have a Caregiving Personality Assessment to uncover a family caregivers's strengths and a Peace and Comfort at End of Life assessment to help family caregivers create just the right environment during their caree's last weeks.

Become a CCC

Questions about whether or program is the right fit for you? Feel free to Call Denise at 773-343-6341 or send her an email (denise @ caregiving.com). She's happy to connect to talk through the program and whether it's right for you. In addition, feel free to reach out to Denise if you'd like to take our training but don't see training dates that fit your schedule. (Our training dates are listed below.)

With each CCC training option, you receive:

  • an intimate, effective classroom experience because we limit the number of students per class. You practice your skills with us so that you feel confident using your skills with your clients.
  • immediate access to our nine modules.
  • our CCC Manual. The manual walks you through the six stages of caregiving. It includes suggested questions to ask family caregivers in each stage of the experience and offers referrals you can make to help family caregivers in each stage of the experience.
  • PDFs of Denise's books -- The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey and After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again.
  • Our research which offers insights into the lives of family caregivers, including:
    • our 2017 Annual Family Caregiver Survey Results,
    • our ongoing Family Caregiver Stress Survey Results and
    • our 2017 Working Family Caregiver Survey Results.
  • 30-minute sessions with our four CCC Skills Consultants. Our Skills Consultants are Certified Caregiving Consultants who help you practice listening, questioning and validating -- the core skills of our program. We also have consultants who will help you use our caregiving tools and assessments with your clients and help you with your networking skills.
  • opportunities to practice and gain skills beyond certification by joining our monthly CCC/CCE virtual meetings.

Choose the CCC training package that best meets your needs. Our three options, below, take you through the program week by week or move you more quickly through the program (our fast track option).

Enroll.

(We do not offer refunds once you enroll.)

Option 1: Virtual Nine-Week Training Course

You’ll receive a course directory with links to modules, watching one module a week for nine weeks. You'll also join a 60-minute weekly video chat with Denise to discuss each module. Each class is limited to 6 students.

Next Session

  • Our next eight-week session begins January 7. We'll meet every Monday for nine weeks at 1 p.m. ET (Noon CT, 11 a.m. MT, 10 a.m. PT). Your trainer is Denise M. Brown, founder of CareGiving.com.

Your cost: $1,997

Option 2: Fast Track Virtual Training Course

Want to fast-track our certification process? Then join us for our one-day virtual training course.

After enrolling in our course, you’ll receive access to our modules that you watch prior to joining a one-day training of your choice. During our one-day class, we’ll review material covered in the modules while you demonstrate knowledge of the skills and tools. You’ll also tell a four-minute caregiving story, either yours and another’s (like a colleague or friend). Each class is limited to 6 students.

Your cost: $1,997

Trainer: Denise Brown
Training start time: 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT). After enrolling, choose one of the following training dates available during the first quarter (January, February, March) in 2019:

  • 1st Wednesday (2/6, 3/6)
  • 1st Friday (3/1)
  • 1st Sunday (3/3)
  • 2nd Saturday (2/9, 3/9)
  • 2nd Sunday (2/10, 3/10)
  • Fourth Wednesday (1/23, 2/27, 3/27)
  • Fourth Thursday (1/24, 2/28, 3/28)

Option 3: Fast Track In-Person Training Course

Want to fast-track our certification process? Then join us for our one-day in-person training course.

After enrolling in our course, you’ll receive access to our modules that you watch prior to our one-day training. During our one-day class, we’ll review material covered in the modules while you demonstrate knowledge of the skills and tools. You’ll also tell a four-minute caregiving story, either yours and another’s (like a colleague or friend). Each class is limited to 6 students.

Check back for our 2019 in-person training dates.

Want to offer the in-person training at your workplace? Contact Denise at 773-343-6341 for details.

CCF

$299 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Facilitator
  • Four-hour virutal training
  • Understand how to use our proprietary caregiving tools in your groups
  • Organize and host caregiving support groups
  • Improve communication within your family about caregiving issues

CCC

$1,997 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five video tutorials to help you use our tools
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills and use of our tools
  • 8 module program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual

CCC & CCE

$2,297 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant and Educator
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Access for six months to our recorded sessions from NCC17 and NCC18
  • A proven presentation program that family caregivers love
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five tutorials to help you use our tools
  • 8 module CCC program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • 4-class CCE program
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual
  • Save when you enroll in both programs at the same time

CCF, CCC & CCE

$2,447 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Facilitator, Consultant and Educator
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Access for six months to our recorded sessions from NCC17 and NCC18
  • A proven presentation program that family caregivers love
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five tutorials to help you use our tools
  • 8 module CCC program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • 4-class CCE program
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual
  • Save when you enroll in both programs at the same time
  • Four-hour virtual CCF training
  • Understand how to use our proprietary caregiving tools in your groups
  • Organize and host caregiving support groups
  • Improve communication within your family about caregiving issues

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Certified Caregiving Educator™
As a Certified Educator, you can present The Caregiving Years presentation program through virtual presentations and in the community. The Caregiving Years presentation gives you a marketing tool and competitive advantage. Most important, family caregivers find tremendous value in a concept that provides comforting insights. We’ll arm you with presentation skills and a turn-key presentation program. We’ll help you develop a marketing plan to present The Caregiving Years in your community, at local employers and at your house of worship.

Next Virtual Training Dates

  • Wednesday, February 13 at 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT)
  • Saturday, February 16 at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT, 8 a.m. PT)

Your cost when you enroll in both the CCC and CCE training program: $2,297.

Enroll.


CCC CEUs

We’ve been approved to provide 8 continuing education hours for those Illinois professionals who attend our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ training program. Continuing education hours are provided by the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.

The Illinois professions provided for are:

  • Certified Dementia Practitioner®
  • Certified Senior Advisor®
  • Counselor-Professional/Clinical
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Nurse (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker

Certified Dementia Practitioner® and Certified Senior Advisor®
We also can provide continuing education credits for Certified Dementia Practitioners® and Certified Senior Advisors® in all 50 states.

SHRM Professional Development Credits
This program is valid for 8 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM in all 50 states.

Professional Coaches
Professional coaches can earn 8 hours for resource development in all 50 states.

If you'd rather take training in order to lead support groups, then consider our Certified Caregiving Facilitator™ training program.

During our four-hour virtual training, you will:

  • receive an overview of the six stages of caregiving;
  • understand how to use our proprietary caregiving tools in your groups;
  • learn the facilitation skills which will help you create effective conversations in your groups;
  • experience the technology (Zoom) you could use to hold a virtual support group;
  • practice the facilitation skills with fellow classmates.

You'll become a Certified Caregiving Facilitator™ once you complete our four-hour training, pass an exam and attend three chats on CareGiving.com.

In addition to our four-hour training, you will receive a 12-month curriculum you can use to hold monthly support group meetings. You can adjust the curriculum to best meet your group's purpose.

Join us!

Our training programs are perfect for:

--Anyone who wants to start a support group for individuals who care for a family member;
--Anyone who works for an Employee Assistance Program and helps working family caregivers;
--Anyone with a personal caregiving story who wants to be a resource to co-workers;
--Human Resource managers and any staff at employers who want to add additional support and services for working family caregivers.

Meet a Trainer: Denise M. Brown

Denise M. Brown launched CareGiving.com in 1996. CareGiving.com was the first website to add online caregiving support groups, daily caregiving chats and blogs written by family caregivers. Through its blogs posts, podcasts and video chats, CareGiving.com holds one of the largest online libraries of caregiving stories.

Next Avenue named Denise a 2017 Influencer in Aging, one of “50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and experts who continue to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.”

Denise launched the Caregiving Consultant Training™ program in 2016 to create opportunities for former family caregivers to share their wisdom, knowledge basis and encouragement with current family caregivers.

Read more about Denise.

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Our CCC Training Program Agenda

Our agenda moves you through the caregiving experience and into your own business.

  • Module 1 through Module 6: The Caregiving Years
    We’ll delve deep into The Caregiving Years concept so you have an indepth understanding of the family caregiver experience and a perspective that best helps you help family caregivers.
  • Module 7 and Class 8: Working Well with Family Caregivers
    You’ll encounter individuals who may feel sad, bitter, resentful and angry. You’ll learn techniques and gain skills to ensure your connections with family caregivers are both successful and powerful.
  • Bonus: Class 9: Marketing Your Business
    You now have an expertise that’s marketable. How do you find clients? I’ll help you put a marketing plan in place. In addition, I'll show you how to use our tools and assessments so that you and your clients engage more deeply and effectively.

CCC Certification

Once you’ve completed our program, you become certified after you:

  • Pass an exam;
  • Participate in 30-minute calls with our four CCC Skills Consultants;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the three skills we learn;
  • Participate in at least three chats on CareGiving.com;
  • Tell a four-minute caregiving story, either yours and another’s (like a colleague or friend) during our training

CCC Qualifications

To be qualified to take our training program, you must:

  • Have a personal or professional caregiving experience, whether currently or in your past;
  • Be compassionate, open-minded and curious;
  • Have peace about your own caregiving experience. When you have a peace, you can release your story so you can be fully engaged in your client's.

CCC Renewal

You re-certify every two years when you meet the following criteria:

  • Pay a renewal fee of $249
  • 8 CEUs
  • Participate in a webinar
  • Pass an exam
  • Help Denise or a CCC Advisor with a pressing problem

Enroll.

CCF

$299 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Facilitator
  • Four-hour virutal training
  • Understand how to use our proprietary caregiving tools in your groups
  • Organize and host caregiving support groups
  • Improve communication within your family about caregiving issues

CCC

$1,997 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five video tutorials to help you use our tools
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills and use of our tools
  • 8 module program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual

CCC & CCE

$2,297 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Consultant and Educator
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Access for six months to our recorded sessions from NCC17 and NCC18
  • A proven presentation program that family caregivers love
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five tutorials to help you use our tools
  • 8 module CCC program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • 4-class CCE program
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual
  • Save when you enroll in both programs at the same time

CCF, CCC & CCE

$2,447 Renew every two years
  • Become a Certified Caregiving Facilitator, Consultant and Educator
  • Your training material includes our research of family caregivers, caregiving stress and working family caregivers
  • Access for six months to our recorded sessions from NCC17 and NCC18
  • A proven presentation program that family caregivers love
  • Monthy calls with fellow graduates to practice and enhance your skills
  • Use our proprietary tools
  • Five tutorials to help you use our tools
  • 8 module CCC program
  • Bonus 9th module to help you market your business
  • 4, 30-Minute Sessions with our Advisors
  • 4-class CCE program
  • In Chicago, Other Locations As Available and Virtual
  • Save when you enroll in both programs at the same time
  • Four-hour virtual CCF training
  • Understand how to use our proprietary caregiving tools in your groups
  • Organize and host caregiving support groups
  • Improve communication within your family about caregiving issues

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