NCCAP is the only national, non-profit, independent standards and certification body recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of life, activities and engagement certification across all care settings.
Established by the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) in 1986 in response to the Omnibus Budget and Reconciliation Act (OBRA), NCCAP uses the social model of care in setting standards that optimize the physical and cognitive function of older adults. To date we have trained and certified over 150,000 individuals to deliver person-centered care that improves the quality of life for those we serve.

Certified Activity Professionals receive the following benefits:

  • Enhanced professional recognition and development
  • Collaboration at the national level with other long term health care associations
  • A quarterly newsletter
  • Inclusion in the national registry of Certified Activity Professionals