Activity Professionals

Activities for individual leisure and daily living are the foundation of care. At NCCAP, Activity Professionals are the pillars of this foundation and our organization. Recognized by CMS since 1986, and with over 150,000 individuals trained or certified, NCCAP's education and certification credentials set the Gold Standard for long-term care and quality of life. Here are just a few of the benefits to becoming NCCAP Certified as an Activity Professional:

Job Opportunities

  • 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.
  • NCCAP certification assures administrators and surveyors that you have met certain professional standards to become certified.
  • Many administrators will only hire activity professionals who are already certified.
  • Some administrators offer a higher salary to a certified professional.

National Recognition

  • NCCAP certification is recognized by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), formerly HCFA, as an organization that certifies Activity Professionals who work specifically with the aging population.