Activity Apprentice Certification

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Are you ready to become Activity Apprentice Certified?

The Activity Apprentice Certification Course (APC) is the evidence-based curriculum required for NCCAP Certification.  Unlike all nursing, medical and related healthcare professions, there are no mandatory state license requirements for Activity Professionals. The APC was created by the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) as the nationally accepted curriculum required to meet professional standards of practice.

The learning objectives and competencies of the APC are validated by academic and healthcare experts and reviewed regularly by our independent Clinical and Curriculum Advisory Board to address changes in regulation, survey processes and CMS guidelines.  The APC is a two-part course of 180 hours each that includes both study and practicums. Due to the absence of mandatory licensing for the Activity Profession, the APC is required to earn NCCAP certification and meet the professional standards of practice of the Activity Profession.  NCCAP does maintain a certification track for Allied Health Professionals that does not require the APC.

  •  APC: prepares students for the essential functions and duties of an Activity Professional.

 

APC courses are offered nationwide by approved Instructors who complete rigorous training and undergo a peer-review process.  This ensures the quality of education so students located anywhere are adequately prepared to take the National Certification Exam administered by an independent testing company.

QUALIFICATION COMPONENTS FOR ANY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SEEKING THE CERTIFICATION

 

1. EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED 

 

2. EXPERIENCE: 1,000 hours of experience in any engagement related
care within the past 5 years

 

3. REQUIRED CURRICULUM: APC

 

4. PASS THE FINAL ASSESSMENT

APC: $169

(Includes first year of certification, $30 annual renewal fee thereafter)

 • Processing & review for Initial Applications can take up to 4-6 weeks from submission. • Refund for withdrawal from Engagement Course after 3 business days charged $30 processing fee.

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