1. What happens after I become an ATR?

As a new ATR, you will receive a certificate and a card with your new designation. Employers can verify your status as an ATR by visiting the Verification List or by contacting ATCB by phone or email. If you need your ATR designation verified in writing, please send a written request and include the address to which the verification should be sent.

ATRs, ATR-BCs, and ATCSs must follow the ATCB Code of Ethics, Conduct, and Disciplinary Procedures and report Disciplinary or Litigation matters to ATCB as described in the code.

Each May, ATRs are sent an annual renewal notice. You must complete this notice and send it, along with the annual fee, in order to maintain your status as an ATR. Failure to take these steps will result in the loss of the credential. Unauthorized use of the ATR, ATR-BC, or ATCS designation can result in adverse consequences, including possible legal action.

Proper use of the ATR designation is, for example, Pat Jones, ATR, or Pat Jones, MA, ATR.

We encourage all ATRs to apply for Board Certification (ATR-BC).