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).



Alabama--  Alabama Nursing Home

Alaska—Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association

Arizona-­  Arizona  Association  of  Activity  Professionals  

Arkansas—Arkansas Health Care Association


Northern California Council of Activity Professionals

Southern California Association of  Activity  Professionals  

Colorado—Colorado Activity Professionals Association

Connecticut-- Connecticut Association of Therapeutic  Recreation Directors

Delaware— Delaware Council of Activity  

Florida-­  Florida  Health  Care  Activity  Coordinators  Association  

Georgia- Georgia Health Care Association

Hawaii--  Healthcare Association of

Idaho—Idaho Heath Care Association

Illinois-­  Illinois  Activity  Professionals  Association  

Indiana-­ Indiana Activity  Directors  Association  

Iowa-­ -  Iowa  Association  of  Activity  Professionals  


Kentucky—Kentucky Association of Health Care

Louisiana—Louisiana Nursing Home Association

Maine—Maine Health Care Association

Maryland-­ Maryland  Activity  Coordinators  Society  


Massachusetts Council of Activity Professionals

Michigan-Michigan  Association  of  Activity  Professionals  

Minnesota-­  Minnesota  Statewide  Activity  Professionals  Association

Mississippi—Mississippi Health Care Association

Missouri-­  Activities  Directors  Association  of  Missouri  

Montana--   Montana Health Care Association

  Nebraska-- Activity Professionals Association of Omaha

Nevada-­   Southern  Nevada  Activity  Professional  Association  

New Hampshire—New Hampshire Health Care

New Jersey:

New Jersey Activity Professionals

New Jersey—New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation

New  Mexico-­  Association  of  New  Mexico  Activity  Professionals  

New York--

North Carolina-

North Carolina Activity Professionals

Coalition  of  Activity  Professionals  coap-­  

North  Dakota-

Activity  Professionals  of  North  Dakota  


Resident  Activity  Personnel  in  Ohio  

Northern Ohio Association of  Activity  Professionals

Oklahoma—Oklahoma Association of Health Care

Ontario-­  Activity  Professionals  of  Ontario  

Oregon—Pacific Northwest Therapeutic Recreation Association


Lehigh  Valley  Activity  Professionals  

Pennsylvania Activity Professional Association

Rhode Island—Rhode Island Health Care

South Carolina-­South Carolina  Activity  Professionals  Association

South Dakota—South Dakota Health Care Association

Tennessee-­  Tennessee Health Care


Utah—Utah Health Care Association

Vermont—Vermont Health Care Association


 Virginia Association of   Activity Professionals  

Richmond Area Association of Activity Professionals  

Washington-­  Washington  State  Association  of  Activity  Professionals  

West  Virginia-­  West  Virginia  Activity  Professional  Association  


Wisconsin Representatives of  Activity  Professionals

Milwaukee-­ - Milwaukee  Area  Activity  Professionals  

Wyoming-- Wyoming Activity Coordinators Association