n4a University

n4a and the Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) at Boston University have partnered to create n4a University. Featuring online training programs designed to meet the needs of AAAs, Title VI programs and their provider networks, the n4a University uses a comprehensive, skill-based online training program to ensure n4a members have the knowledge and skills needed to meet the long-term services and supports needs of older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers in a rapidly changing world.

n4a members: take advantage of this opportunity to tailor a training program to meet the unique needs of your agency—at a discounted rate that n4a has negotiated only for its members. Enroll today!

What Participants Are Saying

"CADER training helps staff to get the whole picture of the client’s needs (physical, medical, emotional, family/friends and community). It gets easier for staff to understand why it is so important to refer clients to the appropriate resources in the community. We have seen more consumer satisfaction since implementing CADER training programs." – A Program Specialist from California

"We are excited to be partnering with the New York State Office for the Aging and CADER to offer a certification program that enhances their qualifications and deepens their expertise through standardized core competencies." – Director, Oneida County Office for the Aging

"This was very appropriate for my work as an Aging and Disability Services Specialist. It was informative for me even as a 23–year aging veteran. It is even more appropriate for all new staff to take this course. I wish it had been around when I started my job." – A recent learner from the “Assessment with Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities” course.

Program Options and Pricing

n4a University offers discounted pricing for all n4a members and provides flexible training programs to meet the needs of various staff in the Aging Network. All courses and certificates are online and self-paced. Learners can begin coursework at any time and will have one year from enrollment to complete.

Certificate programs offered through n4a University include:

  • ADRC Person-Centered Counseling
  • Behavioral Health in Aging
  • Case Management
  • Ethics, Legal Principles & Key Practice Areas
  • Foundation in Aging and Disabilities
  • Interdisciplinary Teams & Health Care
  • Residential Housing and Community Living
  • Supervision and Leadership
n4a University students may also enroll in individual courses. Learn more about member discounts and program options at sites.bu.edu/n4auniversity. Or request information from Boston University today!

Want to learn more? View a recorded webinar on n4a University.