Certification and Job Bank


Certification Overview

The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) offers three levels of certification: Activity Assistant Certified (AAC), Activity Director Certified (ADC) and Activity Consultant Certified (ACC). 

Each track has qualifying components:  Academic Education, Activity Experience and Continuing Education.  Consulting Experience is a qualifying component for ACC level certification.

Applicants can also specialize in areas such as Assisted Living or Adult Day Programs.  Certification fees are affordable, and will provide the certified professional with more available jobs at higher salaries.  Others will know you are nationally qualified and offering quality activity service to your residents/clients. 

At the request of Activity Professionals across the United States, the National Association of Activity Professionals Association (NAAP) is announcing another Activity Professionals certification option.
The NAAP Credentialing Center is organized as an independent body exclusively for the purpose of credentialing Activity Professionals that meet the standards and requirements set forth by the Center and have successfully passed the competency exam.  More specifically, certification by this body will assure that the individual will meet the criteria required by CMS F-Tags 249 and 281 to direct quality of life programing for seniors and others that they serve.

This option is open to all Activity Professionals working in activities/Recreation with the elderly.  Activity Professionals have the option of certification as an Activity Professional Board Certified (AP-BC) or an Activity Consultant Board Certified (AC-BC).  Those individuals currently certified by another certifying body may "Grandfather" their certification through 1/1/13.

Education & Certification Chairperson in MA

Anne Eagan, ACC
St. Patrick's Manor
863 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone:  508-879-8000
Fax:  508-626-1604
Email: aeagan@st.patricksmanor.org

Massachusetts Pre-approved Instructors - Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (2nd Edition):

Ann deVillafane, ADC 
Gardner, MA
Phone:  978-632-5477
Email:  ann.devillafane@yahoo.com


Cape Cod, Swansea, MA area and RI

Phone:  508-379-9843 (home) or 508-675-1001 (work)                                      

EmailSandySarza@aol.com or Sandra.Sarza@Genesishcc.com

Glory Wideman-Hughes, ADC
Dorchester, MA
Phone:  617-436-2233

Cheryl Girard 
Westport, MA
Phone:  508-672-2844

Susan Habchy 
Hull, MA
Phone:  617-481-9878

National Certification Contacts:

P.O. Box 62589
Virginia Beach, VA 23466-2589
Phone: 757-552-0653
Email: info@nccap.org

NAAP Credentialing Center
224 N. Millbrook Court, Aurora CO 80018-1660

Phone: 303-317-5682
Email: naapcc.office@gmail.com

MassCAP Job Bank:

The MassCAP Job Bank is available as a service for MassCAP members and is the responsibility of Rosey Beckford. Anyone wishing to post an open position should call or e-mail her as soon as possible (see contact details below). There is no fee to post a position but you must be a MassCAP member to inquire about an available position.

Inquiries are frequent and on-going; anyone who knows of a position opening up or of a position that just became available, or even of a temporary opportunity, should list it with her as soon as possible!  Please have the contact information for applicants ready when notifying Rosey in order to assure accuracy and save time for jobseekers.

Please have your MassCAP member number ready when you contact the job bank to inquire about positions.

Direct all Job Postings and Job Inquiries to Rosey Beckford:

Rosey Beckford, MEd, ADC, CDP   

North Hill  

865 Central Avenue

Needham, MA 02492                                                                                                                                                             
Phone:  781-433-6639 
Email: rbeckford@northhill.org