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ADC Track 6 Scenarios may include;

SOMEONE NEW
1. High school diploma and/or GED
2. The completion of both MEPAP courses – MUST have been completed between (2002 – present) – verified by submitting a certificate of completion, signed by the pre approved instructor
3. 6 years (12,000 hours) of current activity experience –within the past 10 years
4. 40 hours of continuing education – 10 of which specifically addresses activity documentation (MDS, care planning etc).
5. Pass NCCAP Exam
*Completes the ADC Track 6 form, (or writes ADC Track 6 on the NCCAP application) might do both
*Submits the 90.00 ADC level fee

SOMEONE CURRENT and LEVEL Changing
*Completes the FRONT cover of the NCCAP application, writes ADC Track 6 on the NCCAP application, also checks level change, and submits;
1. the 10 additional ce’s – they MUST be on documentation if not already, if already have 10 of their CURRENT 30 ce’s on documentation, just need the 10 of anything additional ce’s
2. level change fee of 70.00
3. submits the additional work experience hours if when they initially applied they showed less than the 12,000 hours required for ADC Track 6

SOMEONE LATE and LEVEL Changing
*Completes the FRONT cover of the NCCAP application, writes ADC Track 6 on the NCCAP application, also check level change/renew, and submits;
1. 40 ce’s, 10 MUST be on documentation
2. level change fee of 70.00 AND the renewal fee of 75.00 (if after 1/1/17) AND the 55.00 late fee
**For anyone with an expired certification over one year, email info@NCCAP.org

ANY current AAC, or ADPC, IF they submit all the required areas to level change to the ADC Track 6, CAN complete a level change application and submit the required items and the level change fee. (just like any other level change from the past).

**These scenarios are only samples to assist an individual in applying for the ADC Track 6 – AFTER reviewing the above – if there are additional questions feel free to contact the NCCAP office

Based on overwhelming communication from individuals in the activity profession and in turn a formal written request from two individuals representing their state activity associations, the NCCAP Board of Directors has approved a temporary ADC Track 6 certification track.

Rationale – To give those individuals that have no college the opportunity to apply for NCCAP certification utilizing their numerous years of activity experience, the knowledge that they have learned about the foundation and management of activities from their NCCAP approved MEPAP instructors the opportunity to become credentialed agents of change to be respected for their role in person centered care of their clients.  Here is the link to the ADC Track 6  form:  http://nccap.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/NCCAP-ADC-Track-6.pdf

Requirements –
NCCAP offers ADC Track 6 for individuals that completed the entire MEPAP course (90 hr Basic Activity Course and 90 hr Advanced Management Course) after 2001 and therefore do not meet the terms of the ADC track 5 applicant. In addition to the completion of MEPAP, these individuals have the established experience, and ongoing continuing education to effectively implement their job responsibilities and duties. ADC Track 6 would give the applicant an opportunity to apply for certification as a director.

ADC Track 6 requirements must include:
1. High school diploma and/or GED
2. the MEPAP course(s) – MUST have been completed between (2002 – present) – verified by submitting a certificate of completion, signed by the instructor. • Date(s) course completed (start date) _________ (end date) __________ • Name of the instructor ________________Credentials _______________
3. 6 years (12,000 hours) of current activity experience –within the past 10 years
4. 40 hours of continuing education – 10 of which specifically addresses activity documentation (MDS, care planning etc).
5. Pass NCCAP Exam

IF you meet the above criteria;
1. complete the current NCCAP application
2. complete this ADC Track 6 form
3. submit the required documentation per NCCAP standards
4. submit the appropriate fee(s)
5. you will then be notified by NCCAP concerning the exam

Personal Information –
Name________________________________ Email _________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________
Phone _______________________ Fax ____________________________________
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS to the above. Applicant agrees to accept certification at another level (if applicable) if this level cannot be granted.
___________________________________________ Applicant signature _____________ Date

***The ADC Track 6 initial time frame will be from January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 at which time the NCCAP Board of Directors will evaluate further.

***Individuals who are currently certified as an ADPC and only needing college credits to level change from the ADPC to the ADC will be contacted directly from NCCAP by mail to the address on file.

AS with ALL level changes, a person MUST submit the difference of what is ON file and what is REQUIRED for the desired level.

NCCAP is pleased to share that we have now dispersed monies to the West Virginia facilities that have submitted the form and provided the list of needs for their activity department.

NCCAP wishes to again thank the following organizations for making this happen for West Virginia!!!
* North Central Activity Association (NCAA), satellite group of MassCAP (holly.hmh@gmail.com)
• Hampton Roads Activity Association (HRAPA-www.hrapa.org),
• Virginia Association of Activity Professionals (VAAP-vaaponline.org),
• TAC- Tri-County Activity Coordinators (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester Counties)Leah Williams, ADC, CDP,
President leelee871@aol.com,
• Indiana Activity Director Association (IADA)http://www.indianaactivitydirectors.org/
• New Jersey Activity Professionals Association (NJAPA -www.njactivitypros.org)
• Indiana Activity Directors Association District
(http://www.indianaactivitydirectors.org/iadcms/app/web/upload/file/d2-2016.pdf)
• IADA District 1 (http://www.indianaactivitydirectors.org/media/d1_2013.pdf Susan Brownlindge)
• Also thank you to those that contributed to the W VA FUND me page

As a result of their GENEROUS donations to the “Operation West Virginia” Fund that NCCAP started, we are able to offer assistance to the WV activity professionals whose facilities, departments and supplies were lost to the Fall 2016 floods that caused 4 – 5 feet of water in the buildings, damaging or ruining ALL their supplies –

NCCAP would like to continue to have a fund to help those now or in the future in similar situations. Donations can be made to NCCAP, please place in the memo section “Operation Assistance”.

Thank you to Tia Hovatter, ACC for assisting NCCAP with this project on a local level.

NCCAP is sharing that there is still money available to assist facilities in purchasing activity supplies – PLEASE contact Cindy ASAP – so that we may help facilitate this for you/your residents.

THANK you to Hampton Roads Activity Association (HRAPA-www.hrapa.org), the Virginia Association of Activity Professionals (VAAP-vaaponline.org), TAC- Tri-County Activity Coordinators (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester Counties)Leah Williams, ADC, CDP, President leelee871@aol.com, the Indiana Activity Director Association (IADA)http://www.indianaactivitydirectors.org/ and to the New Jersey Activity Professionals Association (NJAPA -www.njactivitypros.org)and to the Indiana Activity Directors Association District 2 (http://www.indianaactivitydirectors.org/iadcms/app/web/upload/file/d2-2016.pdf) and to IADA District 1 (http://www.indianaactivitydirectors.org/media/d1_2013.pdf Susan Brownlindge)for their GENEROUS donations to the “Operation West Virginia” Fund that NCCAP has started to be able to offer assistance to the WV activity professionals whose facilities, departments and supplies were lost to the recent floods that caused 4 – 5 feet of water in the buildings, damaging or ruining ALL their supplies – To DONATE please send the funds to NCCAP attn: Operation WV – P.O. Box 62589, Va Beach, VA 23466 – To date $4000.00 has been raised with these SEVEN associations – On behalf of ALL those that will be helped by your generosity, I THANK YOU

ALSO I will be driving to West Virginia to speak at the WVAPA conference in the middle of September (for conference information -www.wvapa.org/board.htm President Vickie Harris vharris*good-sam.com) – so anyone wishing to donate Craft SUPPLIES, GAMES or other items that can be distributed while I’m there – please send them to me at the NCCAP office 317 Office Square Lane, Suite 202A – Virginia Beach, VA 23462 – attn: Cindy Bradshaw/Operation West VA BY SEPTEMBER 13, 2016.

*Also thank you to those that contributed to the W VA FUND me page – it has now been closed, however it raised just over 250.00

NCCAP did contact ALL the LA certified facilities to determine if they needed any assistance, and thankfully none of them were affected by the recent flooding – IF anyone hears about other LA facilities – be sure to email us at info@NCCAP.org

Attention NCCAP certified individuals….

NCCAP NEEDS your current email address. IF what we have on file has changed, or if we do NOT currently have an email address listed for you PLEASE contact the NCCAP office and make sure we have it on file.

NCCAP sends a monthly newsbits with information of upcoming events, a quarterly newsletter and other NCCAP happenings, as well as we are using an electronic ballot for the Board of Directors election

Contact info@nccap.org, with your email address

ANY and ALL individuals that have completed the MEPAP course (in its entirety, NO EXCEPTIONS) and are CURRENTLY certified at the ADPC level, may submit a written request to sit for the NCCAP national exam.

***Any individuals that are ready to apply at the ADC level, the process will remain the same – you apply, once reviewed and found to be completed you are given permission to set for the exam.

NCCAP has made available a level of certification specific to those working in the Adult Day Services Industry. NCCAP believes this will help to facilitate the following:

– Set standards for minimum criteria for this field
– Be a professional stepping stone to becoming an ADC
– Recruit interest in the activity profession
– Recruit interest in NCCAP certification

Requirements for ADSC
1.High School diploma/GED
2.Completion of the MEPAP part 1 course
3.Two years {4000 hours} of Adult Day Services experience
4.20 hours of continuing education.

If you meet the above criteria:
1. complete the current NCCAP application
2. complete this ADS form
3. submit the required documentation per NCCAP standards
4. submit the appropriate fee(s)

*In order to level change to an ADC, ALL ADC requirements must be met – to include the National Exam

NCCAP continues to offer to the state representatives, and others that are advocating NCCAP certification the supplies and tools necessary* to facilitate a session on HOW TO obtain NCCAP certification (power points and handouts), or to “man” an NCCAP booth in a vendor show case (table top displays, and give aways and fliers).

NCCAP continues to offer this to other associations/state associations as well. Many state/and organizations have been most accommodating in allowing/granting NCCAP a free vendor booth at their conferences, asking nothing in return, simply as a means to support their national activity credential and we greatly appreciate and respect their level of professionalism.

So, with SOOO many conferences coming up, please remember to let us know how we can assist YOU, in ADVOCATING for NCCAP, your Certifying body!

**Thank you to those that took the opportunity to advocate/promote your professional credentialing body at your fall activity conferences –

ALL current pre-approved instructors MUST take this training in order to receive the updated materials.

8/10/16***An instructor in TX is looking for other instructors on the WEST coast to schedule a location for an additional MEPAP refresher – so please EMAIL me IF you are west of the Mississippi and still need the training –

9/19/16 – An instructor in Las Vegas area is looking for others interested in going to Vegas for a training – –

MEPAP Instructor Refresher – this session will introduce the edited instructor manual, review the updated administrative manual with regard to instructor responsibilities as a pre-approved instructor, discuss streamlining the certification process, cover how to utilize pinterest with your students for business purposes, review the national exam and give helpful tools to prepare the students to take the exam.

Previously held locations for MEPAP refresher;

Sunday June 7, 2015 – in Conjunction with the 2015 NCCAP Symposium, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 – 7 hours of continuing education, sponsored in part by TRAPS –
For a refresher registration form email Cindy at NCCAPExec@gmail.com. For their conference information (8/19-8/21/15) contact Dorothea at 281-772-4594 or 512-267-5550.or find them on facebook.

Sunday, September 13, 2015 – 7 hours of continuing education, sponsored in part by PAPA –
For a refresher registration form email Cindy at NCCAPExec@gmail.com. For their conference information (9/13 – 9/16/15) email Linda at Bibleact@aol.com – or see their website www.papactivitypro.org

Saturday March 12, 2016 – 7 hours of continuing education, sponsored in part by IADA – Indy, IN
For a refresher registration form email Cindy at NCCAPExec@gmail.com. For their conference information (3/11 ) email Barb Eckert at abca@embarqmail.com – or see their website www.indianaactivitydirectors.org

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 7 hours of continuing education, in conjunction with the VAAP annual conference.
For a refresher registration form email Cindy at NCCAPExec@gmail.com. Location: Double Tree -1021 Koger Center Boulevard, Richmond, Virginia, 23235, 1-804-379-3800 – for VAAP Conference info (March 30 – April 1)- VAAPOnline.org

Friday, April 8, 2016 – 7 hours of continuing education, sponsored in part by ANMAP – Raton, NM
For a refresher registration form email Cindy at NCCAPExec@gmail.com. For their conference information (4/7/16 ) email Christine Sandoval at sandochristine@hotmail.com – or see their website www.anmap.com

Friday, May 6,2016)- Waltham, Massachusetts – contact Sandy Sarza if interested – sandra.sarza@kindred.com
Massachusetts Senior Care Association in Waltham, MA (800 South Street, Suite 280, Waltham, MA)

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – In conjunction with the Annual NCCAP Symposium, Raleigh, NC

Sunday, August 28, 2016 – Tampa, FLA – in conjunction with the FHCACA – no participants

Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Vienna, WV in conjunction with the WVAPA conference

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – Indianapolis, IN – In conjunction with the NADSA Conference

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – Westland, MI – POSSIBILITY – email me

JUNE 2017 – Buffalo, NY in conjunction with the NCCAP Symposium

**ANY location with a minimum of five registrants will be considered – email Cindy at NCCAPExec@gmail.com

Effective January 1, 2014 – NCCAP is offering an HCC level of certification

Understanding the Home Care (Activity) Certification (HCC)

The Home Care industry is booming, and will only continue to grow in the near future.

Home is where the care is for a growing number of people in the United States. Industry growth has been fostered by an aging population, the prevalence of chronic disease, strengthening physician acceptance of home care and a continued movement toward cost-efficient treatment options from public and private payers.

Until now there was no national criterion for the qualifications of the individuals working in this profession. It can vary from agency to agency, with most holding at best a high school diploma or GED.

Home Health worker ( PC training) criteria varies from state to state as its built on a medical model of care to the client. The Home Care agencies, send their workers into the homes based on a social model of care. The need for a minimum criteria and training in this area is so imperative for the clients meaningful quality of life. Assessing the clients customary routine, learning about physical and psychosocial needs, assessing their functional and cognitive abilities and then being able to implement an individualized leisure program accordingly, as well as the ability to follow that client from the home care to their family care, or ADS etc will ensure more meaningful experiences.

The HCC criteria will require (as with all other levels of certification) the “hands on” experience working with a credible home care agency, the continuing education for continued learning, the core knowledge/training for this level of certification, and the high school diploma/GED. This is an entry level of certification that we hope will also encourage those individuals to pursue becoming certified activity assistants/directors in the future, after they get their foot in the door in the health care industry.

Requirements for HCC
1.High School diploma/GED
2.Completion of the Activities 101 (8) hour training course
3.Six (6) months {1000 hours} of Home Care experience
4.20 hours of continuing education

Process –
Applicants will complete the HCC application form (in addition to the NCCAP application), sending the verification of the HS/GED, the Home Care experience, CE’s (per the NCCAP Standards) and certificate of completion of the Activities 101 (8) hour course.
(That will be offered throughout the country from NCCAP pre-approved MEPAP instructors who also obtain their Activities 101 PRE-approval #).

***The Activities 101 training hours can also be applied toward a specialization as an HC

SPECIAL recognition goes out to ROS Therapy Systems for their Support and promotion of the HCC credential!!!!!

List of NCCAP approved HCC Instructors that teach/offer the Activities 101 course includes;
Anderson, Jane – mepap4u@gmail.com
Emm, Vanessa – emm_vanessa@yahoo.com
Hommel, Debbie – debbiehommel@comcast.net
Hovatter, Tia – activitydirectorwv@yahoo.com
Hughes, Kathy – kateh201@yahoo.com
Krupa, Jennifer – jkrupa@lorainccc.edu
O’Neil, Roz – oconcept@msn.com
Redhead, Linda – activityadvisor@optonline.net
Tagg, Alisa – alisawld@cox.net
Thorland, Theresa – dtntt@wctatel.net
Worsley, Dawn – dawn@dawnonthehorizon.com