MAINTAINING YOUR CREDENTIALS

  1. Maintaining Your Credentials

The Window to Renew Credentials is Now Open

AND

The Window to Recertify Board Certification (BC) is Now Open

 

The renewal and recertification period ends on June 30, 2022. There is a 30 day grace period during July of 2022 if you missed completing your credential renewal or recertification of board certification. There is a $30 Late Fee.


If your Credential is not renewed by July 31, 2022, it will become inactive.

If your Board Certification is not recertified by July 31, 2022,
you will lose the BC distinction.

 

*****If you are an ATR-BC due for recertification, there are separate applications for renewal and recertification. You must complete both applications.  Please click here for information and directions for recertification.

 
There is important information below; please take a minute to review the requirements
to maintain your credential and/or board certification.

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The Art Therapy Credentials Board Credential Year is July-June

 

Beginning in April of each year, the renewal period opens on the MYATCB portal, where all credential holders have the opportunity to renew credentials for the upcoming credential year.

The main function of the annual renewal of your credential is to complete and file the mandatory annual ethics attestation. There is a $100 administrative fee for credential renewals.  As a non-profit, all fees cover the costs of maintaining the credentials, the national registry, and The Code of Ethics, Conduct, and Disciplinary Procedures.

All renewals must be completed via their MYATCB portal; the ATCB ended paper renewals in 2018. Renewing offline requires board authorization; please contact atcbinfo@atcb.org to request a paper renewal.

If you do not have a MyATCB account, Click here for a step-by-step process on how to create an account on MyATCB. If you have an account on MYATCB but need to reset your username and password, Click here for a step-by-step process of resetting your username and password.

  • Renewals are a good time to ensure your contact information is correct. Please be sure to update your email address and other personal information in your MyATCB portal. Please note the ATCB National Office cannot access your portal space to complete this for you. If you need assistance accessing your portal please contact the National Office atcbinfo@atcb.org

If you don’t plan on renewing, you may:

The above options are located on the MyATCB portals. 

If you are having any issues accessing your MyATCB portal or the renewal application contact the National Office atcbinfo@atcb.org 

 

If a credential is not renewed, it will become inactive.

Information on reinstating a credential can be found here: 
* Reinstatement is for credentials only, if you have board certification and did not recertify please see information below.
 
Also beginning in April of each year, the recertification period opens on the MYATCB portal, where all ATR’s with board certification distinction (BC) can recertify their board certification and receive a new five year recertification cycle.

The main function of recertification is to assure that all those with board certification satisfy all educational and experiential requirements. This is accomplished through the completion of 100 continuing education credits every five years. The recertification process enables board-certified registered art therapists to keep pace with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, intervention, and education as well as important legal, statutory, or regulatory issues. There is a $ 100 administrative fee for board recertification. .  As a non-profit, all fees cover the costs of the certification program, examination and assessments, the national registry, and The Code of Ethics, Conduct, and Disciplinary Procedures.

All recertification must be completed via their MYATCB portal; the ATCB ended paper renewals in 2018.  Please contact atcbinfo@atcb.org if you cannot complete the recertification application online.

If you do not have a MyATCB account, Click here for a step-by-step process on how to create an account on MyATCB. If you have an account on MYATCB but need to reset your username and password, Click here for a step-by-step process of resetting your username and password.

If you have not completed the required CEs, you may:

  • Apply for an extension of up to three (3) months. The extension fee is $50.
  • Apply to take the ATCB Examination (ATCBE). Upon receiving a passing score, you will be recertified automatically. The fee for the ATCBE is $275
  • Apply for Retired Status (Lifetime vs. Annual). The fee for lifetime is $150. The fee for annual is $25
  • Apply for Temporary Inactive Status. The Temporary Inactive Status fee is $25
  • Choose to relinquish your Board Certification by sending us your statement of relinquishment of your BC to atcbinfo@atcb.org.

Failure to recertify by the deadline of July 31st will result in the loss of your Board Certification. 

If you are having any issues accessing your MyATCB portal or the renewal application contact the National Office atcbinfo@atcb.org 

* Keep in mind that ATCB’s maintenance fees are separate from membership dues or license renewals you pay to any national, state, or chapter organization or entity. The ATCB is not affiliated with the American Art Therapy Association. 

 

Learn more: How to Achieve a Seamless Renewal & Recertification Season

For More Information on Maintaining your:

Please email the ATCB National Office atcbinfo@atcb.org if you have any questions.