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#1 Guest_Renée Denver Winter_*

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 02:02 AM

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and would like to know where I can get an Activity Director Certification. Will the Online Class on http://www.activitydirector.org work for California? If you know, would you please tell me? Thanks.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 05:49 PM

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and would like to know where I can get an Activity Director Certification. If you know, would you please tell me? Thanks.

HI. I live in Montery and I am also desperately looking for such a course as well. Please letme know if you hear of one.

Thank you.
Kelly :-?

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 09:48 AM

I suggest referring to: www.nccap.org Look under Instructor listing for your state and contact whoever is listed for your areas. If you do not have any luck with that, I teach MEPAP 1 in an independent/home study format that is NCCAP approved. Contact me at: dtntt@wctatel.net if interested.

Remember that the MEPAP 1 or 2 are only 1 of 3 components for national certification. You still need a certain amount of continuing education and a certain amount of actual work experience with individuals 55 years or older. You can research which track you would be taking as well to pursue your certification at the NCCAP website. Good luck.


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Posted 22 February 2005 - 09:20 PM

I just went to a class to get my Certification. Check out Community Education there web site is www.communityed.com. Good luck

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 12:21 PM

There is an online activity director certification course. contact John R. Rowlett, ACC, President, at activitydirectorcourse.com or by phone at 260-471-4888. I have not tried it, i just located it during a search on the internet. Good luck.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 04:07 PM

There are several, and I mean several, MEPAP Home Study or Online Courses that are available. ALL the Instructors have been NCCAP pre-approved and their courses are available for those that do not have an instructor nearby or are unable to travel.
Go to www.nccap.org and click on "MEPAP Course Instructor Listing" and read through the information that we have available for you. Contact the instructors and see when they are teaching in your area. Also, contact instructors in other states as many are willing to travel if there are enough people who register! You could even get the course for FREE if you help sponsor the course and host it at your facility.
There are a ton of options! All of the info can be found at the www.nccap.org website.

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 01:12 AM

Hi I live in Los Angeles and I am having a difficult time to find a course to become a certified activity director-would love some advise if anyone can help-Julia

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 04:32 PM

Hi I live in Los Angeles and I am having a difficult time to find a course to become a certified activity director-would love some advise if anyone can help-Julia

salinas adult school has activity director course located in salinas california

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:34 PM

HELLO California Peeps!
The State of California only requires 36 hours to be a State Certified Activity Director. I encourage all activity Professionals to pursue the NCCAP certifiaction. The only areas (That I can remember after living in Northern California) are American River College in Sacramento California, and A facility in Modesto, Cant really remember the name. I will soon have informaiton on The Northern California Association of Activity Professionals. In LA County The 36 hour course is offerd at the following locations....
Consultants Extaordinare.. September Call 1-800-6101
Donna Glenn- Rec Therapist Offered 2 x a year, Fall and Spring Santa Barbara and Ventura County (805) 654-1122
Long Beach City College Offered 2 x a year Fall and Spring Long Beach
Cypress College Offered 3X a year, Cypress CAlifornia (714) 484-7000
HealthCare Educators Offered 2X a year, FAll and Springg Culver City (323) 663-4035

Hope this all helps..
-Miguel Sarasa
Southern California Association of Activity Professionals-SCAAP
Secretary/ By-Laws Chair/ Newsletter Editor

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:56 PM


try http://www.activitydirector.org Activity Directors Online Classroom a new class starts every 1st Tuesday of every month. The MEPAP Class is the most recognized Certification Training programs in the United States. .. These courses are one of three steps to become fully Certified, check the requirements on www.nccap.org .. if you are in Texas try www.CTRACTX.org they have an excellent training program also, State of Texas approved


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Posted 05 May 2005 - 03:22 PM

Ellen Bremenstul, M.ed, ACC has been approved by NCCAP to teach the first MEPAP1 certification course through an online module. I am finishing the class now and it's great. She is actually in the process of moving to D.C. and will most likely start a new course in a couple of months. Her email address is: ellenbremenstul@att.net

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 11:52 PM

Hello all. I went to Community Education for my Cert. It was only 5 Saturdays and it was over.

Good luck to everyone

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 07:25 PM

Yep.. 36 Hours is all thats needed with additional 2 years of Experience in an Activity Department. I wish California would adopt the NCCAP standards for certification. ohhhh Someday hopefully.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 01:35 PM

Hi I live in Los Angeles and I am having a difficult time to find a course to become a certified activity director-would love some advise if anyone can help-Julia

Hi Julia;

I was certified 2 years ago, I took a class in OC at the Cypress Collage they offer the course I believe it is $25 if you have never registered. $10 Per course if you have contact the CEducation Department. It is a 9-10 Week Course ususally Monday 6-10 PM Parking is available for an extra fee. The course was great And learned alot I believe it would be helpful. This couse is Activity Leader in Long Term Care. But if you work in RCFE They do accept it as well

Best of luck to you. Melissa CAD :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:25 PM

Visit http://www.activityd...r.org/classroom
We host Online Activity Director Training on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month

Download a copy of our Syllabus, Enrollment Form and Purchase Order
at http://www.activityd...t/certification
- NCCAP MEPAP I & II Activity Director Training req. for National Certification begins.

1st Tuesday of every month


State of Texas Activity Director Training.

The Activity Directors Network

" the Leaders in Online Activity Director and TR Training"

is now registering for the Texas Basic and Advanced Management
Activity Director Training classes.

These online courses are approved by the State of Texas through
CTRACTX.org - The Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation and Activity
Certification , Texas.

The State of Texas is one of the only states that Qualify and Certify
Activity Directors and Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for their

Texas Basic and Advanced Management Classes begin every 3rd tuesday,

These CTRACTX Approved AD Certification courses are hosted online for
a 16 week period.

Each week consists of a Written Assignment, Fieldwork Assignment
(Practicum) and a Notebook Journal Entry.

Your Assignments are available for online printing and viewing at the
beginning of each week. All of your weekly assignments will be
emailed, faxed and or uploaded,&due by midnight the following week.

You can access your classroom and your resources 24/7 and interact
with your instructors or tech support by fax, phone, forum, email,
and Live Chat .

Each student will be given unlimited access to our Activity Resources
for the duration of the class. (http://members.activitydirector.com)

Our Activity Resources include a Monthly Activity Planner, Facility
Newsletter and Calendar Templates, Access to our 1500+ Activity
Database, Extensive CarePlanning Search Base, 100's of Industry
Forms, Online Live Consulting, and much more...

This Activity Directors Network Training package is the most complete
and comprehensive program available either onLine or onCampus! ADN is
the Industry Leader in Activity Staff Training.

Texas Basic and Advanced Management Classes begin March 18th and
late registration will be accepted up until March 19th at 2:pm.
Upon completion of the Texas Basic Course you will become Activity
Director Qualified, which satisfies the Ftag249 federal regulation
for Activity Directors within Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Adult
DayCare etc.
Upon completion of the Texas Basic and Texas Advanced Management
Course you will be eeligibleto sit for the State Test to become
Activity Director Certified
Our Texas Classes are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. If you
are unable to attend the March classes please check the class
schedule at http://www.activityd...r.org/classroom for the next
We accept all major Credit Cards, Company Checks, Company Purchase
Orders and Payment Plans.

Visit http://www.activityd...r.org/classroom to register, call
Cheryl at (toll free) 1-888-238-0444 for an enrollment pack.

Download a copy of our Syllabus, Enrollment Form and Purchase Order
at http://www.activityd...t/certification

Classes are $600 per course, payable by Purchase Order,
Credit-Card or Company Check.

Visit ctractx.org for information concerning Texas AD Certification

Visit the Texas Workforce Commision for financial aid.

thanks, Pennie 1.888.238.0444

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