The Great Value of Being a Member of NAAP!

Since 1982, the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) has championed the education, advocacy and resource needs for Activity Professionals working across long-term care setting. NAAP is authorized by CMS to establish the Professional Standards of Practice for the Activity Profession. As such, NAAP only supports NCCAP Certification as meeting our Professional Standards of Practice.

In 1986, NAAP created the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) as the sole credential for Activity Professional Certification in response to the Federal requirements of the Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act (OBRA '87). Since 1986, NCCAP has been recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for meeting the highest standard of qualification for life enrichment and activities.

For only $85 annually, NAAP members receive:

  • Twice-monthly CE webinars and access to our online education library. All E-Learning sessions are pre-approved by NCCAP and will allow you to meet your annual CE requirements.
  • 24-hour NAAP helpline available for professional support.
  • Weekly broadcasts filled with articles of interest and industry updates.
  • The Activity Toolbox filled with activity related in-services, articles of interest, programming ideas, and the most current information regarding regulatory and government issues.
  • Annual National Conferences specifically targeted to the needs of busy Activity Professionals with a discount registration. These in-person education opportunities can provide up to 20 hours of pre-approved continuing education through NCCAP.
  • Monthly Activity Programming ideas including how-to-guides.
  • Advice and support about National Activity Professional certification and credentialing.
  • Access to a network of Activity Professionals ideal for sharing information and suggestions: outing destinations, special event ideas, decorating tips, staffing solutions, entertainment programs and more.
  • Inclusion in a community who understands the challenges, goals, energy and passion necessary to bring joy and purpose into the lives of seniors you serve.
  • All of this will benefit your facility and your residents by providing you, the Activity Professional, with tools, tips, and resources to increase the Quality of Life that your facility’s activity department provides. Join NAAP by visiting
For your convenience, NCCAP offers you the ability to download and print your information and forms from our Website. In order to download and print, you’ll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you think you do not have this program, or if you would like to make sure you have the latest version, click on the “Get Adobe Acrobat Reader” here.

To open the files, simply click on the links below. You may also right-click the file and save it to your computer. 

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