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  • 1. Your Journey
    The information on becoming an
    Activity Professional
    And the Various Certifications
  • 2. CTRS
    • Must have college degree
    Cost: $90, 708 for a four year College*
    (based on current information)
    • Initial Application Cost $400.00
    • 3. Must take exam
    • 4. Initial Exam $300.00
    • 5. Re-exam if failed or to renew each time $380.00
    • 6. Annual Maintenance Fee $80.00
    • 7. Continuing Education 5 CEU’s every 5 years
    (50 clock hours) Additional $50.00 on the 5th year
  • 8. NCCAP Requirements AAC
    Track 2
    A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION
    High school diploma or GED, PLUS 6 college credits (must include an English and 1 other course from the required coursework areas).
    B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE
    4,000 hours within past 5 years.
    C. CONTINUING EDUCATION
    20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.
    Track 3
    A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION
    High school diploma or GED, PLUS the 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1. (C.C.1-11)
    B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE
    2,000 hours within past 5 years.
    C. CONTINUING EDUCATION
    20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.
    Activity Assistant Certified (AAC)
    ACTIVITY ASSISTANT CERTIFIED (AAC): One who meets NCCAP standards to assist, with supervision, in carrying out an activity program.
    Track 1
    A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION
    30 college semester credits (must include an English PLUS 1 other course from B, C, and D of the required coursework areas).
    B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE
    2,000 hours within past 5 years.
    C. CONTINUING EDUCATION
    20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.
  • 9. NCCAP Requirements AAPC
    Copy of your High School Diploma or GED
    Copy of the certificate of completion from the MEPAP Part One (Core Competencies 1-11)
    50 clock hours of volunteer/experience in the delivery of activities services
    1.Original letter of verification from your supervisor
    2.Must be submitted on facility letterhead and be the original
    20 clock hours of continuing education from the NCCAP Body of Knowledge
    1.Copies of certificates
    2.Copies of the transcripts or letter from Guidance Counselor of verification of AP or Honors Classes
    AAC/AAPC Certification!
    This is the only certification available for Activity Assistants.
    NCCAP recognizes the contributions as well as the professionalism of those who are Activity Professionals.
    To be certified as an Activity Assistant you have the ability to inform potential employers that you have the skills to plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive activity program that meets the needs and interests of that particular resident population
    You also have the option to Specialize in Memory Care, Assisted Living, Adult Day Care and as an Educator.
  • 10. AAC/AAPC Costs
    AAC/AAPC
    Opportunities
    MEPAP Course (Prices Vary $400-$1200)
    Initial Certification ($60.00)
    Renewal Fee every 2 years ($45.00)
    Continuing education
    20 Clock Hours
    (approximately $10.00 per hour for continuing education)
    Opportunity to Level Change to ADPC/ADC or ACC
    You must maintain your certification to level change ($45.00)
    You can keep your AAC/AAPC as long as you renew every two years
  • 11. Only NCCAP has the AAC/AAPC Option
  • 12. NCCAP ADC
    Track 1
    A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION
    Bachelor's Degree or Higher (must include an English (A) PLUS 7 other courses with at least one course from B, C, and D of the required coursework areas).
    ...AND...
    B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE
    4,000 hours within past 5 years.
    ...AND...
    C. CONTINUING EDUCATION
    30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.
    ...AND...
    D. MEPAP
    Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP).
    Track 2
    A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION
    Associates Degree (including English PLUS 5 other courses, with at least 1 course from B, C, and D of the coursework areas).
    ...AND...
    B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE
    6,000 hours within past 5 years.
    ...AND...
    C. CONTINUING EDUCATION
    30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.
    D. MEPAP
    Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP).
    Track 3
    A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION
    60 college semester credits (must include English PLUS 5 other courses, with at least 1 course from B, C, and D of the required coursework areas).
    ...AND...
    B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE
    6,000 hours within past 5 years.
    ...AND...
    C. CONTINUING EDUCATION
    30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.
    D. MEPAP
    Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP).
  • 13. NCCAP ADPC
    Track 4
    You can apply for Track 4 if you have 3 of the 5 components. So if you are missing the MEPAP class, but have the other three components, then you can apply for ADPC. Upon completion of the MEPAP you can then apply for a level change.
    A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION
    1. 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1 (C.C.1-11) and the 90-Hour Practicum (Basic Education Course). *
    2. 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 2 (C.C.12-20) and 90-Hour Practicum (Advanced Management Course). *
    3. 12 semester college credits (cannot include #1 and #2 (must include an English PLUS 1 other required coursework area)).
    ...AND...
    B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE
    4. 6,000 hours activity experience within the past 5 years.
    ...AND...
    C. CONTINUING EDUCATION
    30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years.
    * MEPAP 2nd Edition is core content 1-20.
  • 14. NCCAP ADPC
    NCCAP is the only certification option that lets activity professionals work toward their ADC.
    You have 6 years to complete the missing components
    You have the ability to Specialize in a chosen specialization while you are an ADPC
    You can level change at any time to ADC or ACC
    You renew your certification every two years
  • 15. ADC/ADPC Costs
    Costs
    Opportunities
    MEPAP Course (Prices Vary $400-$1200)
    Initial Certification ($70.00)
    Renewal Fee every 2 years ($45.00)
    Test (1/1/12) $100.00 (All fees are for the company that administers the exam)
    Continuing education
    30 Clock Hours
    (approximately $10.00 per hour for continuing education)
    Opportunity to Level Change to ADC or ACC (200 Hours of Consulting needed)
    You must maintain your certification to level change ($45.00 every two years)
    You can keep your ADC as long as you renew every two years
    You have 6 years to level change to ADC
    Scholarships Available
    Scholarships Available
  • 16. Only NCCAP has the ADPC Option
  • 17. NAAP
    $59.00 Annual Membership Fee
    Discount to Annual Conference
    Newsletters
  • 18. NAAPCC -Pathways
    Path 1:
    • Education Component: Bachelor degree or higher.
    • 19. Experience: One year (2000 hours) experience working directly in activities within the past 3 years.
    • 20. Continuing Education: 30 hours of CE credit from the accepted continuing education topic areas within 2 years prior to application.
    • 21. NAAP Exam: Successful completion of the NAAP Credentialing Center Exam.
    Path 2:
    • Education Component: Associate degree or a minimum of 60 college semester hours.
    • 22. Experience: 2 years (4000 hours) of full time experience working directly in activities within 5 years prior
    • 23. to application.
    • 24. Continuing Education: 40 hours CE from the accepted continuing education topic areas
    • 25. within 3 years prior to application.
    • 26. Exam: Successful completion of the NAAP Credentialing Center exam
    Path 3:
    • Education component: 12 college semester credits.
    • 27. Experience: 3 years (6000 hours) experience working directly in activities within 5 years prior to application.
    • 28. Continuing Education: 50 hours of CE credit within 4 years prior to application.
    • 29. Exam: Successful completion of the NAAP Credentialing Center exam.
    Path 4:
    • Education Component: High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • 30. Experience: 5 years experience (10,000) working directly in activities within 6 years prior to application.
    • 31. Continuing Education: 60 CE credits within 6 years of application
    • 32. Exam: Successful completion of the NAAP Credentialing Center Exam.
  • AP-BC
    Costs
    Opportunities
    Initial Certification ($40.00)
    Exam $175.00 (no information available about retaking the exam. $55.00 for the company administering the test, $120 to NAAP CC)
    Continuing Education
    Bachelors or Higher 20 Clock Hours
    Associates 30 Clock Hours
    12 College Credits 40 Clock Hours
    High School Diploma 60 Clock Hours
    (approximately $10.00 per hour for continuing education)
    No education in the field of activities or with the elderly is required
    All levels assume that you are a Director
    All pathways can level change to AC-BC
    You need 5 years experience as a paid activity director to level change
    300 Hours of consulting needed
  • 33. Scholarships
    NCCAP
    7 Scholarships Available to all levels of Certification to include:
    MEPAP Education
    Continuing Education Assistance
    Symposium Registrations
    Free Registrations given to Speakers, Award Winners and others
    90% of 2011 Participants received assistance from NCCAP and other NCCAP Certified Individuals
    2 Scholarships Available to NAAP Members only
    NAAP Conference
    NAAP
  • 34. Conference Costs 2011
    NCCAP
    NAAP
    Registration Fee (17 clock hours of Continuing Education) $225
    Hotel Cost $99.00 per night
    Held in Convenient Areas
    2 Days
    All Breakfast, Lunch and Reception Included
    Free Reception for All Activity Professionals
    No Hidden Costs
    Registration Fee (12 clock hours of Continuing Education) approx. $300.00
    Pre Conference Sessions $60.00
    Held throughout the US
    Hotel Cost $169.00 per night
    Additional Cost to receive certificate of attendance
    4 Days
    Two Meals included
    Additional Costs for Vendor Show
    Additional Costs for Additional Credits
  • 35. Your Choice!
    Information gathered from Websites, NCCAP is not responsible for information on the other websites or other organizations information.
  • 36. Over 6800
    Activity Professionals
    Choose the Premiere
    Inter-national
    Certification
    Education in the field of serving the Elders in all levels of care.
    Serving Activity Professionals since 1986
    Mention code “NCCAPTUBE” and receive $10.00off 2012 Symposium registration fee!!