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).

Our wish is for all good things for you and your career goals!

Our wish is for all good things for you and your career goals!

Setting the Record Straight!

The recent note published from CEO, Peter Illig, of NCCAP stated that “NCCAP is once again the sole credential of the Activity Profession.” It Is not true!  Let us be clear, no one individual or organization can cause us to “go away”.  We would never do that to our hundreds of credentialed AP-BC and AC-BC individuals. We are recognized by CMS and meet all Federal Regulations and recognized in all 50 states. There continues to be two options for certification for Activity Professionals.

Let us reassure all Activity Professionals that the NAAP Credentialing Center has not merged with the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). We have stood firm in our dedication to giving Activity Professionals a choice on where to obtain their national certification. We strictly follow all standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, (NCCA),  which states that we cannot educate, or require any specific class or course.  This is the major difference between the two organizations. The Credentialing Center was formed after many requests from the NAAP membership to provide a choice. As the expression goes, we are “alive and well” and moving forward in Board Certification for Activity Professionals and Activity Consultant/Educators everywhere!

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.