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Annual Renewals are due by June 30, 2020. If you have not renewed, ATCB is offering an extension on renewing. Given the circumstances, if you need to extend your annual renewal due date, ATCB is allowing an extension- the fee is $25.00,. You will have until December 1, 2020, to pay the usual renewal fee. The extension will enable you to continue using your credentials through the extension period. Some important things to note:

  1. All extension requests and the $25.00 fee must be submitted by June 30, 2020.
  2. If you apply for an extension you can renew your credential any time before or on December 1, 2020.
  3. If you opt to not apply for the extension and do not pay your renewal fee by June 30, 2020, you must pay a $30 late fee and make the renewal payment within 30 days, or your credential becomes inactive. If your credential becomes inactive, there is a $400 fee to reinstate your standing.

This renewal extension period is only being offered because of the disruption due to the pandemic; this is only good for the 2020 credential renewal year.

If you are due to recertify your board certification this must be done by June 30, 2020. Given the circumstances, if you need to extend your recertification -the fee is $50.00, and you will have until December 1, 2020, to complete your recertification. All recertification extension applications must be submitted by June 30, 2020.

All extensions, renewals, and recertification can be done via MyATCB. If you are having difficulty accessing your account please contact the National Office for assistance at immediately!

An open letter to our ATCB community.

Credential Holder Profile

The ATCB features credential holders and their stories and artwork several times a year. Each profile highlights the journey that the credential holder has taken to become a professional, credentialed art therapist. The profiles are now a feature of the ATCB Blog. Follow the link below to view their profiles. If you are interested in being featured, please contact the ATCB National Office.


The mission of the Art Therapy Credentials Board is to protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of art therapy through the credentialing of art therapy professionals.