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:



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.

Course Information:

• 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.