Trainer Certification (2 days)

Do you currently train or provide workshops to others about dementia?

Do you want to provide engaging workshops to others about dementia?

This certification is designed for individuals who wish to learn to train others in Teepa Snow's Positive Approach® to Care (PAC) philosophy, providing dementia related awareness, knowledge, and skill development in a classroom, community, or support group setting.

Class size is limited to 26 participants in each location.

PAC Trainer Certification class size is limited to 26 participants in each location.

Info on 2019 Certifications

A full, two-day course for individuals to become certified in one of four areas; Coach, Trainer, Consultant, or Engagement Leader. Please email the Outreach Team for more information or to sign up for a course.

  • $1900/person for all US based courses
  • Start to grow your skills before you get to the course with Champion Courses
  • $180/level (credited towards certification registration)

Use promo code EARLYBIRD19 to receive $50 off your registration fee if you sign up before January 1, 2019. Scroll down to see event details.

Don't let these courses fly away. Just a $250 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot for any of our 2019 courses and will earn you a $50 discount on your course. Once the full course registration opens up, you will be the first to register and will receive your discount code at that time. If you are already certified, have a group of four or more to attend any combination of our courses, are a Senior Helpers franchise owner, or meet other requirements, you may be entitled to an even greater discount. 

To see if you qualify or to talk with our PAC Team on finding the right certification for you, please email us here or call 877-877-1671.

1st Quarter Early Bird Deposits: Register Here OR save a step and go ahead and register in full for the 1st quarter certifications by choosing an event from the list below.

2nd Quarter Early Bird Deposits: Register Here

3rd Quarter Early Bird Deposits: Register Here

4th Quarter Early Bird Deposits: Register Here

Training and certification fee of $1,600USD* includes (Note: Pricing for Trainer Certification will be $1,900USD beginning in January 2019):

  • Access to PAC training website with the Seeing It from the Other Side videos
  • Training manual with presentation and classroom materials
  • Two days (14 hours) of skill based classroom training, led by PAC Mentors
  • Post training support from PAC Mentor
  • PAC Certified Independent Trainer Certificate
  • Nine hours of PAC curriculum: Three training Workshops for a dementia care
  • A specially formatted, Seeing It from the Other Side DVD to use in your workshops
  • License to train using PAC materials 
  • Use of PAC Certified Independent Trainer logo as long as certification is maintained
  • Name posted on our website
  • Continuing education webinars, PAC blog, and the private PAC Professionals Facebook group


  1. Seven hours of online video, PRE-COURSE WORK featuring Teepa Snow.
    DAY 1: Positive Care Skills Review and Practice (8:30 am-5:00pm) to review and practice care partnering techniques with PAC Mentors.
    Day 2: Learning Effective Training and Facilitation (8:00am - 5:00pm) with the PAC Mentor team for an in-depth workshop to effectively engage adult learners.
  3. One-on-one POST-TRAINING FOLLOW-UP with a PAC Mentor to grow workshop facilitation skills.

PAC Certified Independent Trainers are authorized to use PAC training materials to train others.

* Fees subject to change depending upon country, and other conditions. Please see our Certification Payment, Refund, and Transfer policy.

Annual Re-Certification Fee is $150USD.

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded (for events located in the US only) by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Nurses:  As an American Psychological Association approved provider CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, (Provider Number CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Nurses completing this program receive 14.0 CE hours of credit.

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 14.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Grievance Policy: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Accommodations for the differently abled: Commonwealth Educational Seminar’s training facilities are handicap accessible. At Positive Approach to Care, we aim to find the right supports for everyone to shine. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact us.

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Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.