Nationwide Live and Online Courses From Approved MEPAP Instructors

The Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) is the proprietary, evidence-based curriculum required to earn NCCAP Certification.  Unlike all nursing, medical and related healthcare professions, there are no mandatory state license requirements for Activity Professionals.  Further, as is required for all healthcare professions, there used to be no nationally accepted curriculum for the Activity Profession until NAAP created the MEPAP as the official educational standard.

NAAP spent several years consulting experts and reviewing healthcare literature to establish the learning objectives and competencies contained in the MEPAP.  The MEPAP is updated regularly to address changes in regulation, survey processes and CMS guidelines. An independent Clinical and Curriculum Advisory Board of experts provides verification of the content.  The MEPAP 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 MEPAP is required to earn NCCAP certification for recognition as an Activity Professional.  NCCAP does maintain a path to certification for Allied Health Professionals that does not require the MEPAP.

  • MEPAP 1: prepares students for the essential functions and duties of an Activity Professional: to design, deliver, and evaluate activity services for older adults across the continuum of care.
  •  MEPAP 2: prepares students to apply principles of management in their role as an Activity Director: to provide service through leadership, advocacy, using principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.

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

Instructors teach using approved education delivery methods: online, self-study, guided study, blended, etc.  As each Instructor independently sets their structure and fee, we encourage you to investigate the following list of Instructors to find one that meets your needs and interests.

Note: First digit in the Approval Number represents the delivery method; "-1" at the end of Approval Number means only MEPAP 1 is taught.

1. Live (Traditional). Includes face-to-face in real-time, live stream, virtual classrooms or meetings, instructor-led, student interaction with no previously recorded content. Classroom setting or conducted via the internet using an online platform such as Skype, Zoom or Go-To-Meeting.
2. Instructor-Led/Technology-Supported (Alternative, Online). Involves cohorts starting together and going through coursework in a synchronous manner, online reading and exercises, and electronic message boards. Could include the use of Learning Management System (LMS), pre-recorded lessons, videos or DVDs
3. Self-Paced/Technology-Supported (Alternative, Online). Involves mainly self-study with instructor support as needed. This delivery method could include a combination of LMS, videos, DVDs, online reading and exercises or similar.
4. Blended (Alternative). Involves a combination of the delivery methods described above. 



AZ Peoria O'Neil Rosalind 623-910-4688 [email protected] 119023
DE Bear Sparrow Sherita 302-345-8506 [email protected] 118017
FL Homosassa Emmes Bonnie 727-389-7318 [email protected] 119031-1
FL Orlando Collins John 407-282-9647 [email protected] 118016
FL New Port Richey Giannet Dina 727-847-0649 [email protected] 118010
IA Thompson Thorland Theresa 641-390-0223 [email protected] 319004
IN Terre Haute Cockrell Jan 812-877-3067 [email protected] 219001-1
IN Upland Dearth Glenda 765-618-6426 [email protected] 119005-1
IN Fort Wayne Rowlett John 260-484-7935 [email protected] 318007-1
MA Gardner de Villafane Ann 978-632-6160 [email protected] 118011
MA Fall River Sarza Sandra 508-491-7013 [email protected] 118007
MA Dorchester Wideman-Hughes Glory 617-938-2388 [email protected] 119022
MD Baltimore Goldring Sandra 443-831-8637 [email protected]  118027
MD Hagerstown Snyder Gail 240-382-9331 [email protected]  119030
MD Baltimore Worsley Dawn 410-262-7483 [email protected] 118018
MN Hutchinson Reginek Julie  320-234-8588 [email protected] 218005
MS Jackson Rainer H.L. Hank 601-366-3159 [email protected] 219002
NC Charlotte Hearne Barbara 980-613-0872 [email protected]  319011
ND Binford Anderson Jane 701-490-0558 [email protected] 319003
NJ Hackensack Echon Julie 201-755-8485 j[email protected]


NJ Egg Harbor City Hommel Debbie 609-290-4549 [email protected]

120001, 220007, 319001

NV Minden Emm Vanessa 913-748-7288 [email protected] 118002
NV Henderson Tagg Alisa J 702-271-2121 [email protected] 119003
NY Poughkeepsie Redhead Linda 845-849-1344 [email protected] 118006
OH Lima Point Tammy Lea 419-233-3116 [email protected] 318009
OH Elyria Krupa Jennifer 440-366-7536 [email protected] 118020
OH West Milton Stewart Debra 937-238-3550 [email protected] 320006
PA Ashley Griffith Danielle 570-825-6462 [email protected]  119029
PA Ambler Richards Nancy 215-872-1657 [email protected] 119008
RI W. Warwick Anderson Timothy W 401-225-8149 [email protected] 119004
TX Pflugerville Brown Jeff 737-247-8566 [email protected] 320002
TX Houston Coleman-Brewer Dorothea 281-537-6779 [email protected] 219004, 318008
TX Richardson Davis Natalie B 972-234-1176 [email protected]  118028
TX San Angelo Hensley Paula J 325-224-2801 [email protected]  118026
TX Midland Howell Leanne 432-296-3883 [email protected] 119021
VA Ashburn Jackson Jocelyn 703-581-2360 [email protected] 118013
VA Alexandria Miller Alsandria 443-306-9319 [email protected] 118024
WA  Kent Dunlap  Anita

253-859-9460; 253-797-7861

[email protected] 118012
WV Fairview Tennant Donna M. 304-449-1410 [email protected] 119015
WY Newcastle Newman Terri R 307-746-4946 [email protected] 118014
  Flats Smiths BERMUDA Fox-Simmons Karen 1-441-238-3251 [email protected]  118025