National Association of Activity Professionals Credentialing Center

The NAAP Credentialing Center (NAAPCC) is organized as an independent body exclusively for the purpose of board certification for Activity Professionals that meet the standards and requirements set forth by the Center. 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).

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

The NAAP Credentialing Center National Board Certification is recognized by CMS and meets the criteria for F-tags 249 & 281. The NAAPCC credential is recognized by all states.

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We suggest you get your copy of the NAAP Exam Study Guide before taking the test.

National Certification Council for Activity Professionals

NCCAP is an international credentialing organization that certifies individuals who meet the established criteria, which includes formal education, experience, completion of the MEPAP course, and continuing education. NCCAP started in 1986 as a credentialing organization for Activity Professionals, with over 7200 internationally certified individuals.

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification

Established in 1981, the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to professional excellence for the protection of consumers through the certification of recreation therapists. Professional recognition is granted by NCTRC to individuals who apply and meet established standards for certification, including education, experience, and continuing professional development. The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential is offered to qualified individuals based on these stringent requirements.

Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc.

Becoming a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) requires the completion of master’s level education (including art therapy core curriculum and supervised practicum and internship experiences) and post-education supervised clinical experience.

The voluntary ATCB Certification examination is available to all art therapists who hold the ATR credential and are in good standing with the ATCB. The examination is offered once a year during the annual conference, both in the host city and simultaneously in four other U.S. cities.

 National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners 

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is open to all health care professionals, front line staff and First Responders who qualify for CDP® certification and are interested in learning comprehensive dementia education, who value dementia education training, who are committed to ending abuse and neglect and who value Certified Dementia Practitioner® CDP® certification.

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