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).


You made it through the hectic holiday season. Now it is time to pause, take a deep breath and appreciate yourself.  You earned it.  Every year in January we celebrate National Activity Professionals Week. (this year January 22-28). Hopefully your facility will honor you and your staff in some way. Many states and associations hold workshops or other special occasions. It is a time to celebrate us, what we do and why we do it. We truly are special with our kindness, compassion, listening ear, enthusiasm, encouragement, passion and dedication to our residents. The Credentialing Center wants to wish all of you a great new year filled with all your heart’s desire.

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.