Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dementia Care Expert Certification?
Dementia Care Expert Certification The Dementia Care Expert (DCE) certification is a professional certification recognized by the International Federation for Dementia Care. The candidate must successfully pass the Dementia Care Expert Examination that is held every year. A certified DCE is expected to be highly knowledgeable and skilled in dementia care so that they may […]
How is the Dementia Care Expert Examination done?
Dementia Care Expert Examination is done in two level for a full certification, DCE-1 and DCE-2. DCE-1 is administered through a multiple-choice type of examination for all 3 categories (basic, practice and management). Each category has 50 questions. (Because of the this year’s DCE-1 is done online.) DCE-2 is a different type of exam as […]
How much is the Examination Fee?
Examination fee for DCE-1 is $90 ($30 per category) while for DCE-2 examination fee is yet to be announced
When is the next schedule of these exams?
Please visit this link for the complete schedule: DCE Registration Site
What are the qualifications and requirements prior to taking the exam?
DCE-1 examinees should have a prior knowledge of basic concepts of dementia. It is required of him/her to study the Dementia Care Books (Basic, Practice and Management) published by GIMS as questions for the DCE-1 examination are derived from these books. DCE-2 examinees, on the other hand, should pass the DCE-1 first and should have […]
Do you offer review sessions before the exam? How much is the review fee and what is the schedule of the review?
Yes. Our only accredited training provider, BAY and GIMS offer review sessions for DCE-1 examinees. At the moment, because of the pandemic, they are doing this online and review sessions are recorded and can be watched by the reviewees anytime. Review fee for DCE-1 is $100.
Do you have an Online Review Sessions Schedule for 2022?
The Online Review Sessions that is organized by BAY and GIMS is composed of 5 consecutive Sundays, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. You may still avail of the review by watching the recorded videos of the sessions at your own available time prior to taking the exam. Please click the schedules here https://gims-ph.com/index.php/exam-and-review-schedules-2022/
How much is a set of Dementia Care Books and where can I avail it?
A set of Dementia Care regular price is $60 USD (shipping fee not included). You may order it by contacting us through our official Facebook page or through the following Shopee link (only for Philippines) GIMS Shopee Store
What should I do if I fail the exam?
Examinees may retake the exam category in which he or she failed at on the next schedule of DCE-1 examination upon payment of the corresponding exam fee. DCE-2 examinee who failed the exam may also retake on the next schedule.
Is there an expiration to retake the failed category?
Yes. Examinee must retake and pass the category within 3 years after the first failure.