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).


Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.                                                                                                           William Arthur Ward

Debbie Bouknight our Director ofOutreach and Recertification wants us to remember that it is important to appreciate ourselves for the work we do.  Read her article for IAdvance here.

Our Director of Operations! Diane Mockbee's  latest article on dementia (How to Interact With Someone Who Has Dementia) was the top story posted on the  I Advance Senior Care e-magazine on July 25th and has since been posted on Twitter and Memory Care Leadership e-newsletter.  Diane is considered an expert in her field and in Alzheimer’s Care. Diane currently works at Paseo Village Assisted Living, where she oversees programming and training for Memory Care, Dementia behaviors, Non-dementia behaviors and regular assisted living. Read her article here. Diane can be reached at

Did you know?  All the forms on this website are fillable! You simply need to fill them out, print, and mail to the office at  224 N. Millbrook Court,  Aurora, CO 80018-1660.  This will eliminate us getting your name spelled incorrectly or your address wrong.  And greatly appreciated!  Thanks! 

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.  

Good News!

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  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.


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.