Temporary Inactive Status

If your maintenance fee payments are current, you are in good ethical standing and you are up-to-date on recertification, you may apply for temporary inactive status. This means that you will not be working in the field of art therapy or supervising art therapy practice. If approved, you may hold this status for up to three years.

During this time, you may not use the ATR, ATR-BC or ATCS designation. Instead, you may refer to yourself as ATR, ATR-BC or ATCS - Temporary Inactive.

There is a one-time $25 fee to apply for temporary inactive status (please see fee chart). During the time that temporary inactive status is in effect, the annual maintenance fee is waived and you are not required to amass continuing education.

Ready to re-activate your status? A written request must be submitted six weeks prior to the time you would like to reactivate you ATCB credential.

Application for Temporary Inactive Status


All Users: In order to apply for a credential or register for the ATCB Examination, one must register and apply online.

ATCB credential holders who registered or logged into MyATCB prior to September 15, 2016, will need to re-register on the site. Due to an upgrade of MyATCB, your original account login information is no longer valid.

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