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Certification Renewals
REMINDER to all those that are renewing their certifications this year..
• Continuing education hours MUST be between the last renewal and the current renewal (that 2 year time frame)
• 20% can be Facility Inservices – such as fire safety, infection control etc
• 20% can be Health related – such as CPR, CNA, CDL, nursing classes etc
• 30% can be from the webinar type offerings that your facility is contracted with such as Care2Learn, Silver Chair and Upstairs Solutions
• Your renewals are mailed to you 90 days BEFORE your expiration – they MUST be postmarked by the 1st to avoid the additional late fee. (NOT receiving your renewal in the mail, MAY be because you moved and didn’t share your current address with your credentialing body, OR may mean it was simply lost in the mail – in any event there are renewal forms ONLINE for you to download, or you may contact the NCCAP office for a new form, either way your expiration date doesn’t change, therefore renewing ON TIME is YOUR responsibility.

 

Streamlining the process:  Remember IF you attend a conference for say, 18 hrs, you do not need to list every session that you attended on your renewal from, simply write {example} “2014 VAAP activity Conference”  March 2014 = 18 hrs, then send the certificate(s) of attendance to verify that statement.  This will save time, save line, avoid writing all over the back of the form etc.
• IF renewing your specializations – remember to include the additional CE’s and fees

IF you are out there and you are needing to take a MEPAP course to pursue becoming nationally credentialed with NCCAP, yet you are having difficulty paying for the course, see the below list of pre-approved MEPAP instructors that are willing to donate a course…

Dawn Appler-Worsley – MD
John Collins – FL
Natalie Davis -TX
Cindy Bradshaw – VA (given 8/13, 9/14, 3/15)
Joan Marie Granato – NJ
Bonnie Green – ME
Sandy Hennum – MN
Debbie Hommel – NJ (given 7/2013)
April Keehan – VA
Jennifer Krupa – OH
Roz O’Neil – AZ
Nancy Richards – PA (given 5/2015)
Debra Stewart – OH
Alisa Tagg – NV (given 10/2013)
Donna Tennant – WV
Theresa Thorland – IA (given 8/2013)
Arlene Tierney-Pierce – NV (given 10/2014)
Kathy HUghes (ADN) – NY – (given 6/2014)

**Any other instructors willing to donate a class – please write Cindy and let her know, thanks

***Those requesting the free course(s), please contact the instructors directly, see the mepap instructor listing on the site for their email addresses.

 

I cannot impress upon you enough the importance of credibility and Integrity / ethical practice

While some have taken or been encouraged to “take the easy way” out and get “certified ” through other organizations which do not require much, at best a high school diploma and charge over $200.00 to take a non proctored “exam”,,,, it once again has resulted in a deficiency in qualifications as this person was not yet prepared to lead activities …she will be as NCCAP is working with her to bring her into compliance , but there are reasons for the professional standards set way back when by Dr Peckham and the original board

These individuals knew that the combination of education, experience , continued education and the mepap although not the easiest perhaps , would be the best for our seniors and our profession to be taken seriously and for the certified members themselves

I encourage all to be careful and take the extra steps to do it right the first time you deserve it and your facility does too

Take pride get NCCAP certified!!!!

‘And a special thanks to the federal surveyors who referred the facilities to NCCAP to get their people qualified