NCCAP CERTIFICATION PROCESS

GUIDE TO BECOMING NCCAP CERTIFIED

THERE ARE FOUR COMPONENTS TO NCCAP CERTIFICATION
Academic
• Amount of College Credits

Experience
• Number of Hours Experience in Activities • Within the Past 5 Years

Continuing Education
• Within the Past 5 years

MEPAP 2nd Edition

ACADEMIC College Credits • Masters Degree • Bachelors Degree • Associates Degree • 60 College Credits • 12 College Credit Note: College Credits never expire…Must have an English Course .

EXPERIENCE • Number of hours of actual delivery of activities services to a population that is at least 50% over age 55 • 1 year full time is equivalent to 2.000 hours of experience • Experience must be within the past 5 years .

seminars. conferences specifically for activities that fall within the NCCAP Body of Knowledge • Must be within the past 5 years • Can include 6 clock hours from mandatory in-service's • Any online or home study classes must be NCCAP Preapproved…contact the company to find the NCCAP pre-approval number .CONTINUING EDUCATION • Workshops.

MODULAR EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ACTIVITY PROFESSIONALS MEPAP •MEPAP is the entire course •Successful completion of the course •For NCCAP certification you must complete both section .

DETAILS • As there are only 4 components to NCCAP certification as an Activities Director there are many options available for you to become nationally certified • There are 3 components to NCCAP certification as an Activities Assistant • There are 5 components to NCCAP certification as an Activities Consultant .

. • Note: AAC certification is recommended for Activities Assistants. As long as you maintain your NCCAP certification you can level change at any time to ADC if you complete the other components for ADC certification. with supervision. in carrying out an activity program.AAC ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT CERTIFIED • ACTIVITY ASSISTANT CERTIFIED (AAC): One who meets NCCAP standards to assist.

000 hours within past 5 years. ACADEMIC EDUCATION 30 college semester credits (must include an English PLUS 1 other course from B.AAC – TRACK 1 • Track 1 A. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 2. and D of the required coursework areas). CONTINUING EDUCATION 20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. • B. C. • C. .

. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4. • C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. PLUS 6 college credits (must include an English and 1 other course from the required coursework areas).AAC – TRACK 2 • Track 2 A. • B. ACADEMIC EDUCATION High school diploma or GED.000 hours within past 5 years.

AAC – TRACK 3 • A.000 hours within past 5 years. CONTINUING EDUCATION 20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.C. (C. PLUS the 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1including 90 Hour Practicum. ACADEMIC EDUCATION High school diploma or GED.1-11) • B. . ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 2. • C.

AAPC – ACTIVITIES ASSISTANT PROVISIONALLY CERTIFIED • High School Diploma or GED • MEPAP Part One (Core Competencies 1-11) • 50 clock hours of volunteer/experience in the delivery of activities services • 20 clock hours of continuing education from the NCCAP Body of Knowledge within the past 5 years .

. • They can maintain their AAPC forever when they renew every two years. providing that they obtain the components for that level. college students or activity professionals near retirement who want to obtain national certification • If the individual maintains their NCCAP certification they can level change at any time.AAPC • This “Track” was designed for individuals such as High School students.

• ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4. • MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP).000 hours within past 5 years. and D of the required coursework areas). C. • CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.ADC – TRACK 1 • ACADEMIC EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree or higher (must include an English (A) PLUS 7 other courses with at least one course from B. .

ADC – TRACK 2 • ACADEMIC EDUCATION Associates Degree (including English PLUS 5 other courses. . • CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.000 hours within past 5 years. • MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP). and D of the coursework areas). with at least 1 course from B. C. • ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 6.

• CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. with at least 1 course from B. .ADC – TRACK 3 • ACADEMIC EDUCATION 60 college semester credits (must include English PLUS 5 other courses. and D of the required coursework areas). • ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 6.000 hours within past 5 years. • MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP). C.

C.ADPC – TRACK 4 • ACADEMIC EDUCATION • 12 semester college credits (must include an English PLUS 1 other required coursework area).12-20) and 90-Hour Practicum • ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4.C.000 hours activity experience within the past 5 years.1-11) and the 90-Hour Practicum • 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 2 (C. • CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. • 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1 (C. 6. .

ADPC • For ADPC you must have 3 of the 5 components • You have will need to maintain your ADPC for 6 years. you can become an AAC • You will need to renew your NCCAP certification every two years . Upon completion of your missing components you can apply for a level change • You have 6 years to obtain your missing components • IF you do not obtain your missing components within the 6 years.

• Your NCCAP Certification is recognized nationally and can be used in states that accept NCCAP certification as a qualifier for an Activities Director • It is also recognized by CMS – FTag 249 . you will then have to meet the current NCCAP Standards • So if you are NCCAP Certified at any level before 12/31/11 then you will not have to take the National Exam.REMEMBER • NCCAP Certification must be renewed every two years. • IF you do not renew.

• MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP).000 hours activity experience within the last 5 years. • CONSULTING EXPERIENCE 200 hours of activity consulting experience within the past 3 years. C. .ACC – TRACK 1 ACC HAS 5 COMPONENTS • ACADEMIC EDUCATION Master's Degree or higher (must include an English plus 7 other coursework areas with at least 1 course from areas B. • ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 2. and D). • CONTINUING EDUCATION 40 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within the past 5 years.

000 hours activity experience within the last 5 years. • CONTINUING EDUCATION 40 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within the past 5 years. C.ACC – TRACK 2 • . ACADEMIC EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree (include an English plus 7 other coursework areas with at least 1 course from areas B. • CONSULTING EXPERIENCE 200 hours of activity consulting experience within the past 3 years. . • ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4. and D). • MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP).

• CONTINUING EDUCATION 40 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within the past 5 years. • CONSULTING EXPERIENCE (Arranged with the Track 3 Consultant Review Committee). . • MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP). • ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4. and D). C.000 hours activity experience within the last 5 years.ACC – TRACK 3 • ACADEMIC EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree (must include an English plus 7 other coursework areas with at least 1 course from areas B.

You will need to send the original…keep a copy • Official College Transcript • You will send the original so get a Student copy as well • Have the transcript sent to your facility…HR Department would be able to receive it.ACADEMIC COMPONENT • High School Diploma or GED • You will send a copy in your application packet • If you cannot get a copy. a letter on official High School letterhead with your graduation date would work. if the college won’t send it to you • Include it in your application packet .

provided the course content areas are met • No time limit for college degree or credits • Required coursework areas must be a grade of “C” or better • Nursing schools.ACADEMIC COMPONENT • From an accredited college or university • A variety of degrees and college courses are accepted. . technical credits. University or Independent Agency. and foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an official evaluation from an accredited US College.

fill in the “plan” with the components that you are missing.org and click on the “Certification” tab • The “NCCAP Body of Knowledge” can also be found on the site…use it to determine if your continuing education falls within it for your continuing education component .CERTIFICATION PLAN • For your certification plan.nccap. • For complete information about NCCAP Certification go to www.

org site • NCCAP offers live chats for 1 clock hour a week as well as an annual Symposium in June .nccap.CERTIFICATION PLAN • The Academic Component and accepted classes can be found under the “Academic” information • You can also download the entire NCCAP Standards Packet as well as the NCCAP Application under “Downloads and Requests” • There is also information about NCCAP and it’s opportunities on the www.

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