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).

Renewal Form

STOP! Before you send your renewal…read this!

We want to see continuing education specific to the Activity Professional.  Please refer to the Topic Areas here.  If you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact the office.

Please, fill out the renewal form completely on-line, print and mail along with the required CE certificates to the office. Half or more of the CE credits must come from a face to face experience such as a seminar, workshop or conference. We require certificates of attendance for all continuing education listed. If your certificate of attendance is from a conference you do not need to list each session, just list the conference i.e., NAAP Conference 2016. We do not need, handouts, the brochure, a copy of all your other credentials. Be sure credit card information is correct. Save your money and send it via regular mail, we will actually get it faster.  

Any incomplete forms will be “on hold” until all information is received in the office.  Thank you for taking time to get it right.

Refer to the Certification Standards for acceptable forms of CE credit. Half of all CE credits must come from live workshops, conferences,  in-services, etc. Non-traditional forms of CE may make up the other half of the required CE credits. Non-traditional would include, webinars, home study courses, etc. As of May 2017, the NAAP's Lunch and Learn Webinars will count as live,  face to face credit hours IF you attend the webinar at the time it is presented. Please refer to the NAAP website to learn more at

Renewal Fees: All renewal fees are the same, $60.  

Renewal CE requirements:
AC-BC: 40 CE's from the Continuing Education Topic Areas every two (2) years.
AP-BC: 30 CE's from the Continuing Education Topic Areas every two (2) years.