If you were educated outside the United States, your first step is to review the ATR Application Handbook and become familiar with the requirements. If you feel that you have completed all education requirements specified in the ATR application handbook, the next step prior to applying for the ATR, is to have a course-by-course and degree evaluation completed by an educational evaluation service.
ATCB accepts evaluations provided by two organizations: Education Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org) and World Education Services (wes.org). An evaluation by one of these organizations does not assure that your ATR application will be approved; the evaluation helps us understand how your education compares to a U.S. education.
ATCB will need copies of your education program and course descriptions from your school(s). If these documents are not in English, you will need to have them translated by University Language Services (universitylanguage.com).
If the practicum/internship you completed as part of your education program was supervised by an individual who is credentialed as an art therapist in your country, ATCB will accept this supervision in place of supervision by an ATR, ATR-BC or ATCS.
At least half of the required supervision hours for your post-education experience as an art therapist must be supervised by an ATR, ATR-BC, or ATCS. ATCB does accept distance supervision if there is no ATR, ATR-BC, or ATCS within a 100-mile radius of your workplace.