Taking the ATCBE for State Licensure

In some states, a passing score on the ATCBE is a condition for licensure. State approval is required in order to take the exam for state licensure. Please refer to the state-by-state information provided below. You may apply for the ATCBE for state licensure by clicking the link below.

Kentucky Licensure Candidates

If you have been approved to take the ATCBE as a requirement for licensure in Kentucky, the next available paper-and-pencil administration will be on November 11, 2017. Information regarding the application process will be available on this site by January 2017.

Please be advised that if you apply to take the ATCBE you are required to submit a copy of your approval letter from the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Professional Art Therapists. In addition, your name must be included on the list of approved candidates that the Kentucky Board provides to the ATCB for this purpose. Please contact the Kentucky Board with questions regarding the licensure candidate approval process: http://pat.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx, or by phone, 502-782-8808.

Maryland Licensure Candidates

If you have been approved to take the ATCBE as a requirement for licensure in Maryland, the next available computer-based testing (CBT) administration will be January 2-14, 2017. The registration deadline is December 2, 2016, and the fee is $450. Information regarding the application process will be available on this site in the coming weeks.

Please be advised that if you apply to take the ATCBE you are required to submit a copy of your approval letter from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. In addition, your name must be included on the list of approved candidates that the Maryland Board provides to the ATCB for this purpose. Please contact the Maryland Board with questions regarding the licensure candidate approval process: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/index.aspx, or by phone, 410.764.4732.

New Mexico Licensure Candidates

If you have been approved to take the ATCBE as a requirement for licensure in New Mexico, the next available paper-and-pencil administration will be on November 11, 2017. Information regarding the application process will be available on this site by January 2017.

Please be advised that if you apply to take the ATCBE you are required to submit a copy of your approval letter from the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. In addition, your name must be included on the list of approved candidates that the New Mexico Board provides to the ATCB for this purpose. Please contact the New Mexico Board with questions regarding the licensure candidate approval process: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Counseling_and_Therapy_Practice.aspx, or by phone, 505-476-4622.

New York Licensure Candidates

If you have been approved to take the ATCBE as a requirement for licensure in New York, the next available exam administrations are:

  • Paper-and-pencil: November 12, 2016 in New York City. The registration deadline is September 30, 2016. The fee is $235.
  • Computer-based testing (CBT) administrations: for testing windows and registration deadlines, click here. The fee is $450.

Please be advised that if you apply to take the ATCBE you are required to submit a copy of your approval letter from the New York State Office of the Professions as part of your application. Please contact the New York Board with questions regarding the licensure candidate approval process: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mhp/catlic.htm, or by phone, 517-474-3817.

Once you have your approval to test letter and are ready to apply to take the ATCBE, please apply here.

Special Examination Accommodations for State Examinees

If you are planning to test for state licensure and are in need of testing accommodations, you must contact your state licensure board for information regarding testing accommodations. The ATCB cannot provide accommodations without approval from your state licensure board.

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