Federal Law, OBRA, states that an activity department must be directed by a “qualified professional.” One of the ways to become qualified is to become a Certified Activity Professional.
NCCAP certification is recognized by CMS (Formerly Health Care Financing Administration) as an organization that certifies activity professionals who work specifically with the elderly.
NCCAP certification assures administrators and surveyors that you have met professional standards to become certified.
Many administrators will only hire activity professionals who are certified.
Some administrators offer a higher salary to a certified professional.
Become NCCAP certified so others will know that you are nationally qualified and offering quality of life thru activity service to your residents/clients.