Upcoming Classes

The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that Activity Directors take the 36 hour basic Activity Directors course. In addition, each Activity Professional must complete 10 hours of continuing education annually.
Continuing education is a vital necessity in every professional organization. There are many excellent courses held at various locations throughout the state.
IAPA-sponsored workshops and seminars are planned according to the needs and interests expressed by members. Sessions are held in different areas of Illinois, often where there are few continuing education opportunities.
IAPA does not sponsor or lead any of the 36 hour courses. This listing is provided as a convenience to our members.

36 Hour Activity Director Course

January 22,24,29,31, February 5, 7, 2019

June 4,6,11,13,18,20, 2019

September 10,12,17,19, 24, 26, 2019

taught by: Susan Quattrochi-Tubin,


Susan Quattrochi-Tubin

is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)


a Certified Dementia Practitioner/Instructor (CDP)

This course fulfills all requirements for

Illinois Activity Director


fulfills the Dementia Unit Regulations

for Section 300.7040 Activities

“…full-time activity professional who meets the requirements of

Section 2090.1410(c).”   = has taken the 36 hour course

To register, call:  847-635-1438

Oakton Community College

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Workforce Development & Corp. Training

1600 East Golf Road,   DesPlaines, IL   60016

or through the Oakton website:



2019 Activity Director & Activity Program Training by Ramirez Consulting Group

Monday, February 25 (Day1) Tuesday, February 26 (Day 2) Wednesday, March 13 (Day 3) Thursday, March 14 (Day 4) Friday, March 15 (Day 5)

36 Hour Activity Directors Course – by Health Services Consultants, Inc.

March 26th and March 27th

April 9th and April 10th

Navigating the New Survey Process – A Course for Social Services by Health Services Consultants, Inc.

April 3rd and April 4th

Blended 36-Hour Activity Director Course

On-campus dates: April 2nd, April 9th, and April 11th

Off-campus/computer work dates: April 3rd, April 4th, and April 10th