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).


With December comes perhaps the busiest time of year for Activity Professionals in all venues from Independent Living to Skilled and Hospice. The NAAP Credentialing Center wishes wonderful experiences for anything you and your residents may celebrate.  Depending on your population you many be celebrating several different December Holidays;  beginning with Hanukkah and Advent on December 2nd  through Christmas on the 25th, and Kwanza starting on December 26th, you will be busy!  However, please take time for yourself, to enjoy all the wonderful things that the holidays bring: Peace, Joy, Happiness, Hope and Wonder. We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Don't Believe THE FALSE News about NAAPCC!

Unfortunately rumors continue to be circulated about the demise of the Credentialing Center after the first of the year. Don’t believe it!  We will continue to provide an option for Activity Professionals to become nationally board credentialed. No other organization can close our doors. We are committed to activity professionals across the nation. We have heard the voices of activity professionals and activity leaders of the importance and the need for this certification option for activity professionals. 0ur standards follow the National Commission for Certifying Agencies  (NCCA), the ONLY activity credentialing body that does so. Board Certification is attainable without the requirement of taking any class or course. Our job analysis and comprehensive exam cover the core competencies needed to direct programming.  Be assured that we are not going anywhere and that your credentials are recognized by CMS under F tags 658 & 680. Please call the office at 303-317-5682 to get the truth and have your questions answered. Don’t believe the fake news!

Exciting NeWS from the Credentialing Center

Exam Scholarship Announcement:

The NAAP Credentialing Center is proud to announce an Exam Scholarship to assist in paying for the Competency Exam. The Scholarship will cover $125 of the $200 Exam fee. You pay only $75!

The Scholarship is open to any Activity Professional seeking to gain the National Board Certification as an Activity Professional or a Consultant/Educator.

The Scholarship Application must be filled out completely and sent to the NAAPCC Office along with the required documentation.  Find the Scholarship Application Here

Winners will be kept confidential.

Questions? Please call the NAAPCC office at 303-317-5682 for answers


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The NAAP Credentialing Center is proud to be a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence in a show of our commitment to strive for excellence in our board certification program.

              Lapel pins are now available!

  Choose AP-BC or AC-BC

Choose AP-BC or AC-BC

You have been asking for lapel pins to demonstrate your professionalism and we responded to this request as well.  Lapel pins are now available from the office. AP-BC or AC-BC are $7.00 which includes shipping and handling. Get one and wear it with pride! They can be ordered from the website or by contacting the NAAPCC office.  



Susan Rauch, our Associate Director of Operations and Credentialing has a great article about her Assisted Living Program on I Advance Senior Care. Her advise to us is "blankets to beer."   Read her article here

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

Sean Mockbee, son of our Director of Operations, Diane Mockbee 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.