The Credentialing Center

The Choice of Activity Professionals for Board Certification

The NAAP Credentialing Center is organized as an independent body exclusively for the purpose of certifying Activity Professionals that meet the standards and requirements set forth by the Center and have successfully passed the competency exam.  More specifically certification by this body will assure that the individual will meet the criteria required by CMS F-Tags 249 and 281 to direct quality of life programming for seniors and others that they serve.

This option is open to all Activity Professionals working in Activities/Recreation with the elderly.  Activity Professionals have the option of certification as an Activity Professional - Board Certified (AP-BC) or an Activity Consultant - Board Certified (AC-BC).

Congratulations NAAP!

The NAAP Credentialing Center wishes to Congratulate the National Association of Activity Professionals on their 35th Annual Conference on April 4-7th in Denver Colorado! 


This conference promises lots of great educational opportunities, networking, vendors, and a celebration banquet on Thursday night. The NAAP Board of Directors have planned lots of surprises for the event. You don’t want to miss this wonderful experience! The NAAPCC will have a vendor booth to assist you with understanding our credentialing process and a session on Friday April 7th at 7:30-8:30am. This session is designed to answer all your question and get you on the right path to a National Board Certification.  Go to to get all the conference information and registration.

Just published: Listening with Compassion written by our Director of Communications and Marketing, Shelley Evans for IAdvance.  

We have an article we would like to share with you. It is written by Sean Mockbee, son of our Director of Operations, Diane Mockbee.  He is a strong supporter of the Activity Profession.  His article "Activity Programming: An Administrators View'  was  recently published by 1 Advance Senior Care. Read his article here

Susan Rauch is our Associate Director of Operations and Credentialing. She was proud to introduce one of her residents to the nation. He is a Japanese American who served in WWII and was highly decorated for his service. You will see as you watch the video that he has a great sense of humor. View his story here.