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).


The Exam Scholarship  is open to all who desire to take the Competency Exam to complete the requirements for obtaining a national board certification. The scholarship will cover $100 of the Exam fee of $175. You must fill out the Scholarship Application completely and mail with all required documentation to the NAAPCC office.  All scholarships awarded will be kept confidential. If your application is accepted you will be instructed on how to pay the remaining $75.  All other requirements for your appropriate "Path" must be met and your Certification Application must be mailed within one month of completing the exam.  

Exam Scholarship Application