About The Credentials

The ATCB ensures the educational and professional standards needed to be a qualified art therapist are met and maintained - essential in any human services field.

We confer and administer four professional credentials to art therapy practitioners.

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Registered Art Therapist (ATR) is the credential that ensures an art therapist has successfully completed specific graduate-level education in art therapy and gained supervised, post-graduate clinical experience.

Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) is the highest-level art therapy credential. ATR-BCs pass a national examination, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of the theories and clinical skills used in art therapy.

Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS): An experienced Board Certified Art Therapist may also apply for this advanced supervisory credential.

All ATCB credential holders must abide by the ATCB Code of Professional Practice.

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