Continuing Education: Supervision

All Board Certified Art Therapists (ATR-BCs) must recertify every five (5) years. The purpose of the recertification is to ensure that individuals continue to meet standards for board certification, as demonstrated by the accrual of 100 qualifying continuing education credits during their five-year certification cycle. Beginning in 2023 all Board Certified Art Therapists (ATR-BCs) will need to complete six continuing education credits in supervision as part of these 100 continuing education credits. 

Supervision has been an eligible content area for recertification, the standards for the area are outlined in the recertification standards and below:

Six continuing education credits in Supervision Techniques. These CEC’s may be earned for the following activities:

  • One (1) CEC per clock hour for attendance at lectures, workshops, and other professional educational venues.
  • Three (3) CECs per clock hour for presenting lectures, workshops, and other eligible educational programs in a professional setting (not to a lay audience; see “Program Eligibility” in the recertification standards). A particular presentation/activity may be counted only once per recertification cycle.
  • Three (3) CECs per year of service as a reviewer on a peer-review journal.
  • Five (5) CECs per year for service as an editor of a peer-review journal.
  • Five (5) CECs per published abstract, book review, or video review.
  • Five (5) CECs per one (1) semester credit hour for taking a graduate or undergraduate course in supervision. Each course title can be counted only once per recertification cycle.
  • Five (5) CECs per one (1) semester credit hour for teaching a graduate or undergraduate course in Supervision. Each course title can be counted only once per recertification cycle

CECs will be accepted for all courses or events that fit in the ATCB Eligible Content Areas and that are presented or approved by any of the following art therapy, mental health, or behavioral sciences entities:

  • State licensing authority, national professional organization, academic institutions, community-based providers or national credentialing body for continuing education credit. Usually, pre-event advertising, registration materials, and conference attendance certificates for approved professional education will identify such approval. Documentation collected should include descriptive programs or catalogs and verification of attendance.
  • Programs provided by state art therapy associations that are chapter members of the American Art Therapy Association will be accepted if proper program documentation is provided to attendees (evidence of content matter covered, such as a descriptive program or catalog, and documentation of participation, such as a certificate of attendance).
  • Online courses are eligible if they meet the aforementioned program eligibility requirements.