Each candidate who meets current ATR-BC application requirements and passes the examination for board-certification purposes will receive a certificate suitable for framing and will be allowed to designate himself or herself as a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC).
The ATCB allows candidates to retake the exam up to three (3) times in a 12-month period. However, examinee originally took the ATCBE between January 1 and June 30, they must wait until after July 1 to submit an application to retake the ATCBE. Likewise, if the ATCBE examination was taken between July 1 through December 30, applications to take retake the exam must be submitted after January 1. Individual states may have further restrictions regarding re-testing for licensure applicants.
Individual states may have further restrictions regarding re-testing for licensure applicants.
Any candidate who fails to pass the ATCBE is entitled to an appeal. To appeal, the candidate must submit a written letter to the ATCB National Office detailing the reasons for the appeal (providing all relevant documentation) within 30 days from receiving notice of his or her examination results.
Appeals will be reviewed by the ATCB Board of Appeals in accordance with their policies and procedures. In accordance with best practices for the validity of the exam, test scores cannot be changed, but alternatives such as retesting may be allowed.