EOEA is excited to offer again the Certificate Initiative in partnership with BU CADER for Council on Aging staff and volunteers. For FY24, COAs staff and volunteers can register without a cap on slot assignments.  Learners have until June 30, 2024 to complete their certificates.  Please note that learners can only register for one certificate at a time.  Once they complete one certificate they can enroll for the other one.

Registration is open.

For FY24, COAs will be able to register COA staff and volunteers without a cap on slot assignments.  We have increased the available number of slots from last year. We will again monitor enrollment and initiate a wait list for new enrollees if needed.

Please have the COA director go to the Certificate Initiative COA Registration form to register staff. We appreciate the leadership COAs play in ensuring the Certificate Initiative is a success.

The courses available are:

The EOEA Certificate in Case Management includes 6 courses (worth 24 CEs):

·       Core Issues in Aging and Disability,

·       Assessment with Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities,

·       A Guide to the Aging and Disability Networks

·       Case Management Practice

·       Care Transitions

·       Adding Person Centered course — Understanding Consumer Control, Person-Centered Planning, and Self-Direction

Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate includes 5 courses (worth 19 CEs):

·       Suicide prevention among Older Adults

·       Substance Use among Older Adults,

·       Mental Health and Aging

·       Mental Wellness and Resilience among Older Immigrants and Refugees

·       Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

If you have any questions about the Certificate Initiative please direct them to Allison Staton at Allison.M.Staton@mass.gov(please note the middle initial in her email)

Thank you for promoting this learning opportunity with your staff, interns and volunteers and supporting them as they build their skills and knowledge to support the older adults in your community and in the Commonwealth.