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).

Mission Statement

    “To provide a Board Certification for Activity professionals that is all-encompassing and appropriate for any senior care environment."

Remembering Rachel

Our hearts are saddened by the news that Rachel Dill, former National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) Board Member has passed. She died unexpectedly on July 23rd,  2016.

Rachel Dill   

Rachel Dill   

Rachel was an Activity Professional Pioneer, a charter member of NAAP, joining in 1981. In 1987 she joined the NAAP Board as the Certification Chair and became the first president for the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals.  Over the years Rachel served many terms on the NAAP board. most known for her work as the treasurer.

During the formation of the NAAP Credentialing Center, Rachel was an active consultant with practicable contributions. She continued to advise and encourage the NAAPCC as they grew.

California Activity Professionals will remember her as the Southern California Association of Activity Professionals (SCAAP) first president. Her dedication to that association continued until her death.  A video tribute to Rachel will be presented at the October SCAAP Conference.

Rachel will be remembered as a respected leader who promoted educational advancement and certification. Always valued and respected, she had no problem facing challenge. She encouraged all to achieve and maintain the highest standards of practice.