Art therapy careers are rewarding, creative, and challenging. Whether you are new to the field or looking to solidify your practice, the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) is the resource you need to take the next step.
The ATCB ensures the educational and professional standards needed to be a qualified art therapist are met and maintained – essential in any mental health field.
We confer and administer four professional credentials to art therapy practitioners:
- Provisional Registered Art Therapist (ATR-Provisional)
- Registered Art Therapist (ATR)
- Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
- Art Therapy Certified Supervisor (ATCS)
*Please note as of 2021 the ATCS standards were updated. There is a one-year grandfathering period should an applicant choose to follow the previous standards. Applicants opting to be grandfathered must have their applications submitted by December 31, 2021.
ATCB credential holders must abide by the ATCB Code of Ethics, Conduct, and Disciplinary Procedures. Those who hold ATCB credentials are required to adhere to these parameters of ethical practice.
The mission of the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) is to protect the public by promoting the competent and ethical practice of art therapy through the credentialing of art therapy professionals.