The NCCAP Page
The National Certification Council
for Activity Professionals
Our Mission:  The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals is a credentialing body,
which sets standards and criteria to ensure that those we serve have optimal life experiences
Why Become
NCCAP Certified?

1. 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.

2. NCCAP certification is recognized
by HCFA (Health Care Financing
Administration) as an organization
that certifies activity professionals
who work specifically with the elderly.

3. NCCAP certification assures
administrators and surveyors that you
have met certain professional
standards to become certified.

4. Many administrators will only hire
activity professionals who are already
certified.

5. Some administrators offer a higher
salary to a certified professional.

6. Become NCCAP certified so others
will know that you are nationally
qualified and giving quality activity
service to residents/clients.

QUALIFICATION DEFINITIONS:

A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION
May derive from a wide variety of
curricula: Social Work, Recreation,
Education, and Business degrees.
These are a few of the educational
backgrounds that represent our
certified members.

B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE
Activity work experience with elderly
populations, where at least 50% are
55+ years of age. Some volunteer
work with elderly clients may be
applied.

C. CONTINUING EDUCATION
Current education (within past 5
years): workshops, seminars, college
courses that keep the activity
professional abreast of present
trends. NCCAP's Body of Knowledge
contains 27 areas of education with
many subheadings that are
applicable.

D. CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
May include: advising a group,
working one to one, teaching a class,
conducting workshops, publishing
professional articles, supervising
students and/or managing 5 or more
activity staff persons.

FEES
The cost of being certified initially
ranges from $45 to $65 depending
upon the level. Renewal is required
every two years with 20-40 hours of
continuing education and a fee of $40.

For further information visit
http://www.nccap.org
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