Certified Community Action Professional

The Certified Community Action Professional Program (CCAP) is administered by the CCAP Commission and is designed for current and emerging leaders in the Community Action Profession. In order to be eligible for certification, employment must be in either a CAA, a delegate agency or sub-grantee of a CAA, a CSBG eligible entity, a state or regional association office, or a state community services program office.


For more information, visit the National Community Action Partnership’s CCAP webpage.

“Getting my CCAP helped me to see so much more of what community action is all about, our uniqueness and our potential.  It helped to qualify me for leadership and greater professional opportunities in my field.  Getting your CCAP can be just as beneficial to you, your agency and your community.”

– Thomas Tenorio

CEO of Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc.

Join over 1,000 CCAP Members today!

When you become a CCAP, you’ll bring enhanced credentials to your Community Action staff, provide and edge in competing for public and private grants, and improve your professional marketability.

What are the steps to become a CCAP?

  1. Complete a Candidate Data Form (CDF) – here
  2. Develop an Executive Skills Portfolio (ESP) – here
  3. Pass a Written Exam (administered annually on the 2nd OR 3rd Wednesday in June)

Will there be help for me if I choose to become a candidate?

Yes. There is a program designed to help candidates who are lacking in some of the application requirements. The “Building Your Pathway to CCAP” mentoring program is available to such individuals.

Who are the current CCAP members?

You can view a list of all current CCAP members here.