Federal Law, OBRA, states that an activity department must be directed by a “qualified professional.” One of the ways to become “qualified” is to become a Certified Activity Professional.  

National Certification Council of Activity Professionals (NCCAP) (www.nccap.org) is one of the Certifying Bodies recognized by Federal law, and incorporated in many state regulations. NCCAP is the PREMIER national organization that exclusively certifies activity professionals who work with the elderly in primarily LTC settings.  

The next Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) Part 2, taught by Roz O’Neil, will be  February 24- June 15, 2020
The class meets 3 out of 4 Mondays each month from 5:30 -8:00 p.m. at The Terrances of Phoenix in the Pavillion Room, 7550 N. 16th St., Phoenix, 85020. This course is formerly the Basic Education Course for Activity Professionals and covers everything from Communication in the field to Care Planning. The cost for the course is $750.00.  If you know anyone interested in becoming certified in this ever changing field and in need of the necessary education to support them. For more information, contact Roz at 623-910-4688. The MEPAP brochure may be downloaded from this page.

National Association of Activity Professionals Credentialing Center (NAAP-CC) (www.naapcc.net): ​is organized as an independent body exclusively for the purpose of credentialing Activity Professionals that meet the standards and requirements set forth by the Center. Activity Professionals will need to pass the competency exam to be issued a Board Certified Credential.

We offer an all encompassing certification to assure that the individual is well rounded and prepared to work in any setting with a geriatric population. This option is open to all Activity Professionals working in Activities/Recreation with the elderly. Certification is available as Activity Professional-Board Certified (AP-BC) or Activity Consultant-Board Certified (AC-BC).

We are the only credentialing body for Activity Professionals that follow the standards set forth by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  

Arizona Association of Activity Professionals