Registered Art Therapist (ATR)

Once you've earned your ATR designation, keeping it current allows you to maintain this professional credential, thus enhancing your value to clients or employers. It also puts you on track to become a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC).

To maintain your ATR credential:

Your annual renewal notice will be sent to you in May of each year and is due by June 30. A late fee will be charged if the fee is not received by June 30. If it is not paid and/or if the Disciplinary & Litigation History section of the renewal process is not completed & submitted, your credential will become inactive. You may not use the ATR designation if you are inactive and must seek reinstatement.

COVID 19 NOTE: Many things have been altered and changed due to the COVID19 pandemic, and ATCB is offering an extension on renewing if you need it. Normally extensions are only offered for board recertification which happens every five years. Given the circumstances, if you need to extend your annual renewal due date, ATCB is reducing the extension fee from $50.00 to $25.00, and 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 15, 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.

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