About the ATCBE

ATCB guide

A preparation guide was developed by the ATCB to provide information to art therapists who plan to take the ATCBE. Its purpose is to provide procedural information and to assist art therapists in developing an individualized approach toward exam preparation. Enhanced performance on the examination is neither expressed nor implied. The ATCB does not endorse or recommend any study guide or method published by any group or individual not directly related to the ATCB.

About the ATCB Job Analysis

According to psychometric best practices, the ATCB completes a national job analysis every five years. This study provides a basis for the ongoing revision of the ATCBE and ensures currency and relevance in the content of the examination. Click for an executive summary of the 2012 Job Analysis Survey.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This corrected Executive Summary of the 2012 Job Analysis Report replaces one that was posted erroneously prior to January 15, 2016. We apologize for this error. If you have any questions, please contact atcbinfo@atcb.org

ATCBE Examination Statistics

In 2015 the ATCBE was administered to 257 examinees, including 143 candidates for Board Certification (ATR-BC). Statistical Summary data for the ATR-BC candidates who participated in the 2014 administrations of the ATCBE is available for review.

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