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).


  1. Long Term Care for Activity Professionals, Social Services Professionals and Recreation Therapists 7th Edition
    Elizabeth Best Martini, MS, CTRS, ACC
    Mary Anne Weeks, MPH, SSC
    Priscilla Wirth, MS, RRA
    The 7th edition is available at  and
    and contains information on MDS 3.0
  2. F-Tags, particularly F-tags 679 & 680
  3. MDS. 3.0 and CAA's, particularly section F
  4. Cultural change following the Pioneer Network's guidelines
  5. Educational sessions provided by instructors in the area of MDS 3.0, CAA's, F tags 679 & 680