Your Journey <br />The information on becoming an <br />Activity Professional<br />And the Various Certifications<br />
CTRS<br /><ul><li>Must have college degree </li></ul> 	Cost: $90, 708 for a four year College*<br />(based on current info...
Must take exam
Initial Exam $300.00
Re-exam if failed or to renew each time $380.00
 Annual Maintenance Fee $80.00
Continuing Education  5 CEU’s every 5 years</li></ul>	(50 clock hours) Additional $50.00 on the 5th 	year<br />
NCCAP Requirements AAC<br />Track 2 <br />A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION <br />High school diploma or GED, PLUS 6 college credits (...
NCCAP Requirements  AAPC<br />Copy of your High School Diploma or GED<br />Copy of the certificate of completion from the ...
AAC/AAPC Costs<br />AAC/AAPC<br />Opportunities<br />MEPAP Course (Prices Vary $400-$1200)<br />Initial Certification ($60...
Only NCCAP has the AAC/AAPC Option<br />
NCCAP ADC<br />Track 1 <br />A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION <br />Bachelor's Degree or Higher (must include an English (A) PLUS 7 o...
NCCAP ADPC<br />Track 4 <br />You can apply for Track 4 if you have 3 of the 5 components. So if you are missing the MEPAP...
NCCAP ADPC<br />NCCAP is the only certification option that lets activity professionals work toward their ADC. <br />You h...
ADC/ADPC Costs<br />Costs<br />Opportunities<br />MEPAP Course (Prices Vary $400-$1200)<br />Initial Certification ($70.00...
Only NCCAP has the ADPC Option <br />
NAAP<br />$59.00 Annual Membership Fee<br />Discount to Annual Conference<br />Newsletters<br />
NAAPCC -Pathways<br />Path 1:<br /><ul><li>Education Component: Bachelor degree or higher.
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Your Certification Journey

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

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