About Us

Since 1986 NCCAP has been the leader in certification for person-centered care that ensures the highest quality of life for the aging population. Mandated by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), these standards of care address the physical, cognitive and psycho-social well-being of older adults.

Recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), NCCAP sets the highest standards using the social model of care for the education, training and certification of those providing care. Our certifications are designed to meet Federal Regulations and Behavioral Health Tags applicable to activities and engagement in long-term care settings.

A nationally-recognized, trusted nonprofit credentialing body, NCCAP works with caregivers across all settings. Whether traditional long-term care, assisted living communities, adult day centers or care provided to someone aging in place at home, NCCAP strives to advance quality of life and continuity of care.