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.

Accepted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) since 1986, NCCAP is a 501.c.6 credentialing body that fulfills the requirement of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) that Activity Directors be qualified to run life enrichment and activity programs in long-term care settings.  Read about the creation of NCCAP in 1986:

For over 30 years NCCAP has led credentialing for person-centered care and engagement that ensures the highest quality of life for the aging population. NCCAP standards of care are proven to advance the physical, cognitive and psychosocial well-being of older adults. To date, NCCAP has trained and certified over 150,000 individuals in the use of the social model of care and is recognized for delivering the highest skills and competencies via a curriculum, practicum and 3rd-party exam.

NCCAP certifications are designed to meet Federal and State Regulations and Behavioral Health Tags, reduce risk, improve resident and family satisfaction, increase socialization, enhance the quality of life and promote overall well-being.

Contact NCCAP today to learn how to be part of our growing community of care professionals: [email protected]