USF's Training Academy on Aging

Nursing Home

Once you are approved as a certified trainer to teach approved Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders curricula, you will receive a training provider number. All training provider approval numbers do not expire, and satisfy the ADRD training provider certification process. Pursuant to (s. 400.1755 F.S, and Rules 58A-4.001 and 58A-4.002, F.A.C.) an approved training provider is responsible for acquiring an approved curriculum to use for training. Only authors of the curriculum should submit a curriculum application. Approved curricula expire after three years.

Training Provider Application Process

Use the link below to apply online, or download the Training Provider Application and follow the instructions to apply by mail.

(Please note that the 30-day clock applies to this process)


You must provide proof of one of the following:


Substitution for RN or Bachelor’s degree in health related field

Years of teaching experience or training as an educator of caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Disorders may substitute on a year-by-year basis for the required Bachelor’s degree.

You must also provide proof of one of the following criteria:

  1. Possess teaching or training experience as an educator of care givers for persons with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Disorders.  
  2. Have one (1) year of practical experience in a program providing care to persons with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Disorders.

    For options 1 & 2, staff reviews resume or supervisor’s letter for documentation of at least one (1) year of teaching experience or practical experience. Documentation must include both start and end dates of employment and description of duties related to ADRD.

  3. Have completed a specialized training program in Alzheimer's Disease or Related Disorders from a university or an accredited health care, human service or gerontology continuing education provider.

    For option 3, staff reviews certifications of completion for at least four (4) hours of Continuing Education coursework related to dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Substitution for experience in training caregivers:

A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a subject related to health-care, human service or gerontology can substitute for the teaching or training experience.


The status of your application will be determined and a written response will be mailed to you within 30 calendar days.  

To check the status of your application at any time, call (813) 974-3414.


Once a determination is made, one of three letters will be sent to you:

Note: A Disapproval letter will be sent if no response is received to the Incomplete or Need More Information letter within 90 days.


Training Academy on Aging
School of Aging Studies
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B.  Downs Blvd.,
FMHI - MHC 1300
Tampa, FL  33612