Application Process

Applying for a NAPG Credential as a Regular Member:

Through the Transcript Review Process

Application Packets should include the following:
  • Completed Application Form (Download Form for Regular Members)
  • Official copy of your college or university transcripts (not required for those seeking membership as Professional/Scholar Affiliates) or curriculum vitae/resume (for those seeking Professional/Scholar Affiliate membership only)
  • Check or money order for the amount equal to the credential level you are seeking (the application/membership fee is refunded if the application is not accepted.)

Level of Credential


Associate/ Certificate
Baccalaureate
Graduate /Ph.D
Professional/Scholar

Credentialed Title


Gerontology Coordinator
Gerontological Specialist
Gerontologist
Professional Scholar Affiliate

Fee


$100.00
$150.00
$200.00
$250.00
Send Application Packets to the following special application address:
NAPG
808 Samantha Ct.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Through the Examination Process

For information about the exam and scheduling, contact Dr. Donna Schafer, NAPG Executive Director, at donna_schafer@sbcglobal.net

The fee schedule for those requesting the exam at various levels is listed below (the application/membership fee is refunded if the applicant does not pass the exam.)

Level of Credential


Associate/ Certificate
Baccalaureate
Graduate /Ph.D

Credentialed Title


Gerontology Coordinator
Gerontological Specialist
Gerontologist

Fee


$150.00
$200.00
$250.00

Applying for NAPG Membership as a Student Member:

To become a Student Member of NAPG you must be currently enrolled in an academic degree program in Gerontology or related field with a Gerontology emphasis at the Associate/Certificate level, the Baccalaureate level, or the Graduate (Master's or Ph.D.) level at an accredited college or university.
Application Packets should include the following:
  • Completed Application Form (Download Form for Student Members)
  • Official copy of your college or university transcripts
  • Check or money order for the amount equal to the student membership level you are seeking

Level of Student Membership


Associate/ Certificate
Baccalaureate Program
Graduate (Master's, Ph.D)

Fee


$10.00
$15.00
$20.00
Send Application Packets to the following special application address:
NAPG
808 Samantha Ct.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
After mailing your application, this is what will happen next:
  1. You will be notified by email that NAPG has received your packet
  2. Your application will be evaluated by a NAPG evaluation team
  3. You will receive an evaluation report within 30 days from NAPG; and, if accepted, will receive your Credential along with membership materials.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Dr. Donna Schafer, NAPG Executive Director, at donna_schafer@sbcglobal.net