TMWC Activity Professional Academy 

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As a Licensed and Pre-Approved 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 and am a pre-approved instructor for the MEPAP - ADC Course. The MEPAP APC is the entry-level certification that provides the knowledge and skills to work in the Activity Profession. MEPAP 2 - ADC prepares activity professionals for management-level positions.

MEPAP Part 1 - APC

Teaches the foundations of the Activity Profession.

MEPAP Part 2 - ADC

Teaches departmental management strategies.

About Our Remote Learning Classroom

TMWC Activity Professional Academy believes that learning online doesn’t have to mean losing the personal connection and interaction of the traditional online experience. Our class intends to help students to learn from the comfort of their living room without losing the live, classroom experience!

During our training, you will:

  • Attend weekly, live, virtual classroom session(s) via Zoom®
  • Complete practicum assignments at your community
  • Receive a personalized coaching session to get you started on your certification journey.

Student Testimonials

"Thank you so much Tim! 

I have learned such a great deal from you over the past few months. You have really helped me understand that this the career path that I should be on. And you have given me many other options for working in the Activity Department (consulting....) 

Look forward to learning more from you in MEPAP 2!"

- Brian S.

"I just want to take a minute to express how awesome Timothy is at TMWC Activity Professional Academy! He is an NCCAP Approved MEPAP instructor. I am very glad I decided to go the class setting route and take my classes with him. He is very passionate about the activity field and person-centered care. He has really changed my views on LTC and helped me thrive in my profession. I set a goal last July to become NCCAP Certified and last Monday I received my Certificate for ADCP. Today I took the national exam and passed it with a 92. Any activity professionals in or around the Rhode Island area who are looking to advance in their career should check out Tim. He also offers a variety of CEU's to help keep up with your certification requirements. Thank you again Tim for helping me be the best I can be!"
~ Andrea D - Bayberry Commons Skilled Nursing

"Excellent Instructor!"

~ Students of Grace Barker Health

I truly believe this class has helped me in SO many ways, even though I've been an acting activity director for 12 years, there are so many things I was never taught, as well as the up to date info that everyone should 


Thank you Tim! You are an amazing person who truly cares for others, and the best teacher for this course. Thank you for your "every step of the way" attitude and advice!!   I highly recommend this course for anyone considering the activity profession as a career, or anyone already in this field as there is much to learn. Thanks again Tim!!

~ Teresa C.

I took both MEPAP classes with Tim Anderson and I couldn’t be happier. He is hands down the best teacher I have ever had. His classes are so unique and nothing like I experienced before. His teaching styles vary depending on the topic we’re discussing so it’s really fun to go to class every week, we never know what to expect! 

He mirrors what we learn in textbooks into real life scenarios which is beneficial to our career. You cannot learn what Tim teaches you through job trainings. Taking his class taught me so much about the beginning of the Activity Professional world to where it is today. His class covers a wide spectrum of knowledge that is beneficial to dealing with various population types, which is very helpful, since the Activity Professional world is always changing. 

There’s not one person I wouldn’t recommend to take his class. From taking this class I can easily say that it prepared me to take the national exam, and to be the Activity Professional I am today.

~ Kristen Hart