Upcoming Classes

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that Activity Directors take the 36 hour basic Activity Directors course. In addition, each Activity Professional must complete 10 hours of continuing education annually.
Continuing education is a vital necessity in every professional organization. There are many excellent courses held at various locations throughout the state.
IAPA-sponsored workshops and seminars are planned according to the needs and interests expressed by members. Sessions are held in different areas of Illinois, often where there are few continuing education opportunities.
This listing is provided as a convenience to our members.

Quality Care Consulting Services – 36 Hour Activity Director Course

January 23, 25, 30, Feb 1, 6, 8, 2018

June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 2018

September 11, 13, 17, 20, 25, 27, 2018

taught by: Susan Quattrochi-Tubin,



Susan Quattrochi-Tubin

is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)


a Certified Dementia Practitioner/Instructor (CDP)


This course fulfills all requirements for

Illinois Activity Director


fulfills the Dementia Unit Regulations

for Section 300.7040 Activities

“…full-time activity professional who meets the requirements of

Section 2090.1410(c).”   = has taken the 36 hour course


To register, call:  847-635-1438

Oakton Community College

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Workforce Development & Corp. Training

1600 East Golf Road,   DesPlaines, IL   60016


or through the Oakton website:



2018 Activity Director & Activity Training Program

• Friday June 8th, Saturday June 9th, Friday July 13th, Saturday July 14th

Click below for more information

Activity Director Course with Dementia Care

Taught by an interdisciplinary team that includes a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, this blended course meets the IDPH requirement for Activity Directors and is the first step to becoming a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Participants learn to develop unique programs and work with Alzheimer’s patients. During this blended course students attend class on campus Tuesdays June 5 through June 19 and Thursday June 14. You will need a computer and internet access to complete the online portion of this course. Students must attend all class sessions and complete all assignments to earn the certificate. All materials are included. There is a discount for organizations that register multiple staff.

Course Information:

• LAH0243 – W01
• CRN 80717
• June 5 through June 19, 2018 • Tuition and fees: $559

Register Now!

• Online: harpercollege.edu/ce • By phone: 847.925.6300
• In person: Building W lobby, Continuing Education

36 Hour Activity Directors Course Presented by Health Services Consultants Inc.

July 17, 2018

July 18, 2018

August 7, 2018

August 8, 2018


Christmas in July

July 12, 2018

This course will include great budget friendly ideas to spice up the activity calendar in your facility. This year we plan to include ideas for men’s activities too. The course not only provides numerous hands on projects, but also addresses survey trends and hot topics.