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).


“Thank you for always being there for me since the beginning:) you are a blessing!” Roxanne-Colorado

“Thank you so much for the great news! I appreciate your sending this acknowledgement and I look forward to helping others provide an outstanding activity program.”  Patty-Wisconsin 

“I am the first activity director within my company to ever  hold such a high title and I am very honored!” Erica-Alabama                                      

“Yay!!!! I’m so happy!! Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement!” Billie-Ohio 

“It was a very challenging time in my life to attempt to become Activity Consultant/Educator Certified but with the assistance and encouragement of National Association of Activity Professionals Credentialing Center it became a reality! I can not imagine that happening anywhere else!” Dawn-Wisconsin

I always appreciate the great customer service I receive when I contact the office. Sue-Colorado  

“I’m so proud of my board certification and share the information whenever I can.” Theresa-Texas

” My name is Ternessa Tabb and I was recently credentialed as AAP-BC, of which I am very proud!

 I would first like to extend much gratitude to Ms. Brenda Scott for taking the time to inform me of every step I needed to take in accomplishing my certification. She was very patient, friendly and generous with her time. In speaking with her, I felt very comfortable and at ease whereas at first I thought it would be difficult. I found that Ms. Brenda had a friendly voice, enthusiastic, helpful and excited, just as mush as I was excited

Lastly, I must say to you all, you have been very inspiring to me and I thank you and look forward to contacting you again when I am ready to be certified as a consultant/educator.”

 Gratefully submitted,

Ternessa Tabb, AAP-BC - Pennsylvania