Credential Holders

ATCB has opened the renewal and recertifications for the 2021-2022 credential year. As a non-profit, all annual ATCB fees cover the costs of maintaining the credentials, the national registry, the certification program, and the code of ethics.

Renewals:

A completed attestation that you are in compliance with the ATCB Code of Ethics Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and the renewal fee of $100.00 is required to maintain the ATR and is due by June 30th. All renewals must be completed online via MYATCB. Manually renewals require board authorization, please do not mail a check to the national office. 

If you don’t plan on renewing you may:

  • Apply for Retired Stats (Lifetime vs. Annual). The fee for lifetime is $150. The fee for annual is $25
  • Apply for Temporary Inactive Status. The Temporary Inactive Status fee is $25
  • Choose to relinquish your Art Therapist Registration (ATR) by sending us your statement of relinquishment to atcbinfo@atcb.org.

Please return to your MyATCB Credential page to apply for any of these options.

If your status becomes inactive, you may not use your Art Therapy Credentials Board credentials. 

Recertification:
If you are a Board-Certified Art Therapist you are required to recertify every five years and pay the $100 recertification fee (NOTE: not the same as your ATR annual renewal fee). To recertify, you must demonstrate completion of 100 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) within your five-year cycle and remit payment. Of the 100 CECs, six (6) CEs must be in the area of Ethics. If you also hold the Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS) credential in addition to the ATR-BC, you are required to complete 10 CE credits in the area of Clinical Supervision. For additional information regarding the recertification requirements, please visit the ATR-BC Recertification Standards document.

All ATR-BCs due to recertify (including those not audited) must submit a list of their completed CE activities online. If you have not utilized the online CE tracking page before now, you will need to click be prompted to enter your CEC activities by choosing “Continuing Education” from the menu on the left.

Every year, 10% percent of ATR-BCs due to recertification are audited. If you have been selected for audit, you must submit/upload certificates of completion/attendance and other supporting documentation, as outlined in the ATR-BC Recertification Standards document.

 

If you have not completed the required CECs, you may:

  • Apply for an extension of up to three (3) months. The extension fee is $50.
  • Apply to take the ATCB Examination (ATCBE). Upon receiving a passing score, you will be recertified automatically. The fee for the ATCBE is $275
  • Apply for Retired Stats (Lifetime vs. Annual). The fee for lifetime is $150. The fee for annual is $25
  • Apply for Temporary Inactive Status. The Temporary Inactive Status fee is $25
  • Choose to relinquish your Board Certification by sending us your statement of relinquishment of your BC to atcbinfo@atcb.org.

Please return to your MyATCB Credential page and choose from Board Certified Art Therapist Options to apply for any of these options.

All recertifications must be completed online via MYATCB. Manually recertification requires board authorization, please do not mail a check to the national office. 

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