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).

Good News!

We enjoyed spending time with many of you during the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP)  35th Annual Conference earlier this month in Denver.  The Center held our annual board meeting during the week and made some changes.  We realize that some may have difficulty getting to live workshops, seminars, and other face to face education, thus the reason for the change. We heard you and we listened.  The requirement will still be: one half of all continuing education hours required be face to face. However, we will accept live webinars as a face to face session IF it is pre-approved by the Credentialing Center.   As a partner of NAAP we pre-approve their monthly Lunch and Learn webinars.  These sessions are free to NAAP members, so if you are not a member,  join soon at naap.info.  The instructions on how to take part in the Lunch and Learn sessions are on the website as well. Face to face status will be accepted on any webinar that you attend live that has been pre-approved by the NAAP Credentialing Center.  Please don’t hesitate to contact the office with any questions.

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.

After much deliberation and consideration of our expenses we find it necessary to raise some of our fees.  As of July 1st, 2017, the Competency Exam Fee will be $200, originally $175. The Application Fee will be $85 for either Activity Professional or Activity Consultant/Educator. These prices keep us well below other similar organizations. Our Renewal Fees remain the same.

We hope you take advantage of the lower prices and get your exam completed and your application in prior to July 1.

 

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.