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,
Ph.D, CTRS, CPRP, CDP, ACC, CAC, LNHA
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
or through the Oakton website:
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.
• LAH0243 – W01
• CRN 50359
• April 3 through April 17, 2018 • Tuition and fees: $559
36 Hour Activity Directors Course Presented by Health Services Consultants Inc.
March 27, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 10, 2018
April 11, 2018
Navigating the New Survey Process: A Course for Social Services
March 14th and March 15th, 2018
Register by March 5th, 2018.
Certified Dementia Communication Specialist Training
This highly interactive 2- Day Intensive training is based on the Dementia RAW Method which focuses on creating connection and simplifying communication with the person living with dementia through the rules of improv comedy and the pillars of empathy. Become a CDCS in 2 days.
March 26th and March 27th, 2018
8:00AM – 5:00PM
Click the button below for more information and a special IAPA discount code.