In 1986, the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) was created by the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) as the official credential of the Activity Profession. Ever since, NCCAP has met the highest CMS standard to run an Activity Department and is the leading certification for person-centered care and quality of life. NCCAP standards of care are evidence-based and proven to advance physical, mental and psychosocial well-being. We have educated, trained and certified over 150,000 individuals to engage older adults for personalized, life-enriching activity programming. Our certification curriculum, practicum and 3rd-party certification exam are designed to meet Federal and State requirements for behavioral health, trauma-informed care, diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, and memory care. 

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