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Tia Hovatter

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Tia Hovatter is the President of Health Consultants Plus, Inc.  and has over 20 years of experience in the Long-Term Care field.    She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from West Virginia University.  She is an Activity Consultant Certified, Advanced Directives Trainer, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Trainer and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.  With Health Consultants Plus Inc., Tia provides interim management services, teaches educational courses and oversee regulatory compliance programs and survey turnarounds.

Interested in taking the Activity Professional Certified Course?

My course will be delivered zoom

Summer 2023 Course

  • June 12th – June 16th

  • July 17th – July 21st

  • August 14th – August 17th

8am-430pm est


Fall 2023 Course

  • September 11th – September 15th

  • October 16th – October 20th

  • November 13th – November 17th

8am-430pm est


MEPAP 1 APC $650 course fee includes coursebook, exam and 2 years certification.

Please note that if you select to do a payment plan there will be an additional $30.00 fee added.

Activity Professional Certified Course

As a Licensed Instructor, I am qualified to deliver NCCAP’s standardized Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) for NCCAP certification. 


For over 30 years, NCCAP certification has been accepted for meeting the highest standard of CMS F680 and is the only certification accepted by NAAP for meeting the Professional Standards of Practice to be an Activity Professional.


The MEPAP is infused with the person-centered principles of the Pioneer Network as well as the Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. It is reviewed and updated regularly by an independent Clinical and Curriculum Advisory Board of geriatric experts and long-term care practitioners.


Like all Allied Healthcare credentials, NCCAP certification is based on a formal course of study, the MEPAP, and an independent final exam. NCCAP certification ensures you are competent to deliver person-centered care and life-enriching activity programs to enhance physical, cognitive and psychosocial well-being.


Currently, I teach the NCCAP’s standardized MEPAP APC (Activity Professional Certified) course. The MEPAP APC is the entry-level certification that provides the knowledge and skills to work in the Activity Profession.

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