Be the Difference: Advocate, Facilitate, Specialize, Consult, Educate

The need is great for services and programs to help those who care for a family member or friend (family caregivers). You already know. That great need led you to us. You want to make a difference. You want to be the difference. Our training programs help you be the difference.

We'd love for you to enroll in the program that's right for you. You also can view our calendar of upcoming CCC, CCE, CCF and CCS training dates.

Learn more about each of our training programs, below.

Certified Caregiving Advocate™

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Our Certified Caregiving Advocate™ training program arms you with what you need to start an effective movement for change. During the one-hour training, you will:

  • Determine your mission
  • Find your focus
  • Set your course
  • Launch your movement

Our CCA is virtual and costs $49.95. Or enroll in our Caregiving Co-op to receive free access to the CCA training and get a 20% discount coupon to our Certified Caregiving Facilitator™ training.

Enroll in our CCA training or our Caregiving Co-op.

Certified Caregiving Specialist™

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If you currently care for a family member and want to start a business that offers flexibility, consider our Certified Caregiving Specialist™ training.

You’re right for our training program if:

  • You consider yourself to be a Pragmatic Caregiver (meaning, you’ve moved through the Entrenched Caregiver stage).
  • You want to be an assistant to family caregivers, helping them manage their tasks and tackling items on their To Do lists.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • You are organized and efficient.
  • You are realistic, practical and unflappable.
  • You engage with others with a curious heart and open mind.
  • You want to earn money in your business while enjoying the flexibility of scheduling your own hours.

Our CCS training happens virtually and costs $399.

Learn more and enroll in an upcoming CCS training.

Certified Caregiving Consultant™

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If you'd like to help family caregivers and former family caregivers with strategies, decisions and stress management, our consultant program is right for you. You'll want to consider our program if you'd like to launch your own small business, support your co-workers in the workplace or add more value to your existing caregiving programs offered through your organization.

As a consultant, you can use our Caregiving Tools to connect and serve family caregivers. In addition, you can receive referrals through SupportGuards, our voluntary caregiving benefit for employers. You also can earn commissions when you sell SupportGuards to your local employers and other community organizations. Read about Support Guards in Employee Benefit News.

You also can join our Caregiving Story Project and lead Care and Share™ moveable support group meetings. With our SupportGuards, Story Project and Care and Share™, you have three programs that help you immediately connect with family caregivers and prospective clients.

We've been approved to provide 22 CEUs for:

  • health professionals in Illinois.
  • CCM® board certified case managers.
  • nurses, Certified Senior Advisors® and Certified Dementia Practitioners™ in all 50 states.
  • resource development for professional coaches.
  • the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM in all 50 states.

Our CCC training happens virtually and in-person and costs $1,997.

To learn more and enroll, chose the option, below, which best describes your goal:

Ready to go? Enroll in your CCC training program.

Certified Caregiving Facilitator™

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Our Certified Caregiving Facilitator™ training program provides you with the skills and tools you need to effectively lead a support group meeting for family caregivers and former family caregivers. You also will gain tools you can use as you communicate with family members about caregiving issues. As a Certified Caregiving Facilitator™, you can:

  • organize and hold caregiving support groups at your house of worship or employer and in your community.
  • communicate more effectively with your family members about caregiving issues.
  • use our proprietary tools to deepen your conversations during your support group meetings and with your family members.
  • connect with other Facilitators to receive support and ideas.
  • list your support group meeting on CareGiving.com.

We've been approved to provide 7 CEUs for:

  • health professionals in Illinois.
  • CCM® board certified case managers.
  • nurses, Certified Senior Advisors® and Certified Dementia Practitioners™ in all 50 states.
  • resource development for professional coaches.
  • the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM in all 50 states.

Our CCF training happens virtually and costs $299.

Learn more, including about CEUs, and enroll in an upcoming CCF training.

Certified Caregiving Educator™

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After you become a Consultant, you can take our next training program to become a Certified Caregiving Educator™. Our training arms you with a turn-key presentation program (The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey) that you deliver as a workshop, seminar or keynote.

During the training, we help personalize The Caregiving Years presentation so it reflects your point of view, personal experience and caregiving speciality. Once you've completed our training, you can deliver complementary workshops, conference sessions and paid presentations.

When you deliver The Caregiving Years five times within your first year as a CCE and you can add additional presentations to your offering including Building H.O.P.E., a resiliency training program, and The Manager’s Toolbox for Managing a Complex Workplace.

Learn more our Educator training.

Our Training Program Overview and Decision-Making Tool also can help you choose which program is right for you.


Learn more about why our CCC, CCE, CCF and CCS training programs may be right for you.

Have questions? Call Denise at 773-343-6341 or email her at denise @ caregiving.com.

Get More With Our Packages

You can enjoy all the opportunities our programs deliver when you purchase a package:

CCF and CCS
Become a Facilitator and Specialist.

CCC and CCE
Become a Consultant and Educator.

CCC, CCE and CCF
Become a Consultant, Educator and Facilitator.

Three-Day Business Launch
Fast Track your training to become a Consultant, Educator and Facilitator when you join us for three days of training.

SAGE Giving
Join us for 90-day program that supports you as you become a Consultant, Educator and Facilitator. In addition, you'll join us for a Marketing and Messaging Boot Camp and a four-week Time Management course. When you complete the 90-day program, you'll be certified and ready to launch with a marketing plan and a focus to make the most of your time.

Enroll in the package that meets your goals and your budget.

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