As an educational and professional enhancement, NCCAP offers Specializations to any individual with an NCCAP certification. Earning a Specialization means that the individual has undergone additional educational training in the area of Specialization, which include:

Specialization Title Examples

  • HCC/MC   Home Care Certified with a Specialization in Memory Care
  • ADC/AL  Activity Director Certified with a Specializatino in Assisted Living
  • AAC/AD  Activity Assistant Certified with a Specialization in Adult Day Services

Specialization Criteria

  • Submit evidence showing the required Continuing Education from the Body of Knowledge topic areas (for example, the educational or in-service course certificates of attendance).
  • If requesting an initial Specialization at the time of Certification renewal:
    • Individual should submit the required CE’s and fee for each Specialization in addition to their certification renewal.

Please note that verification that CE’s are relevant to the designated Specialization track is the responsibility of the applicant. Consistent with NCCAP CE Standards, initial Specializations can go back 5 years and renewal Specializations can go back 2 years.


  • Renewal is required every two years with 10 hours of Continuing Education

Specialization Fees

  • Initial Specialization fee is US $25 per Specialization
  • Renewal fee is US $15 per Specialization