A qualified recreational therapist is someone who is nationally certified as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS), usually referred to as recreational therapists. Qualified professionals are certified through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) http://www.nctrc.org, which requires a bachelors degree or higher from an accredited university, a formal internship and the passing of a national certification examination. A CTRS must maintain their credential every five years through the NCTRC recertification process. Academic programs in therapeutic recreation or recreational therapy emphasize course work in the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences and recreation and leisure theory.
Exam fee: $300
For More Information, Contact:
American Therapeutic Recreation Association
629 North Main St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
7 Elmwood Drive
New City, New York 10956
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