the implementation of the MEPAP 1 requirement beginning
in July of 2002, there have been several inquiries from
potential applicants wishing to "test out"
or be excused" from the boards decision. As a result
of these inquiries and for data purposes, the NCCAP
board authorized a one time "clep test". It
was used to determine if individuals not completing
the MEPAP course(s) possessed the same knowledge as
those individuals who have completed the courses.
were pulled from several areas to include: pending applicants,
new inquiries, and ADPC's lacking the MEPAP requirement.
All applicants met the requirement for ADC Track 1 (held
a bachelor or masters degree in recreation, had the
required 2 years activity experience, and 30 hours of
continuing education). They were given a MEPAP comprehensive
final exam at a proxy site, with a proxy supervisor,
and a designated time limit.
on the MEPAP requirement of a core of 75% or above to
pass the course. All the test subjects barely passed
the course with scores ranging from 75% - 77%. Most
of the participants missed the same questions, all of
which related to the field of activities. The committee
determined that the test results reiterated the need
for the MEPAP 1 for all initial certifications.