NCTRC Recertification and Speciality Certification

Dear URTA Members,

Curious about renewing your therapeutic recreation certification? Wondering what is specialty certification? Want 1.5 contact hours/0.15 CEUs and lunch, all for just $15? Then come to a special session facilitated by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification! We need professionals to come and demonstrate support of the profession, regardless of whether they want to attend the internship fair or not!

Taking place on October 28th, 2016, prior to the networking portion of the Internship Fair, professionals will have the special opportunity to come listen to the recreation therapy profession’s credentialing body provide an in depth coverage of recertification standards and requirements. Continuing education and professional experience will be described in detail. This session will also introduce the NCTRC Specialty Certification Program that was developed to formally recognize CTRS’s who have acquired advanced knowledge and experience in specific practice settings.

Recertification and Specialty Certification Registration

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to describe the NCTRC CTRS recertification standards including the two components, interpretive guidelines and necessary hours required for recertification.
  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to comprehend and describe the purpose of the Specialty Certification Program, including the entry qualifications and application process.
  • Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to comprehend and describe the recertification requirements of the Specialty Certification program as related to the existing NCTRC Recertification Program.

Susan Kaufer has been employed with NCTRC as a Credentialing Specialist with NCTRC since 1997. Susan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from SUNY Brockport. She attends and speaks at professional Therapeutic Recreation national and regional conferences and provides webinars regarding NCTRC Certification, Recertification and Specialty Certification several times each year, with positive evaluations and feedback.

Anne Richard, MS, LRT/CTRS is the Executive Director of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). Over the course of her 26+ year career she has served in a variety of capacities in the field of therapeutic recreation including therapist, supervisor, consultant, and educator.

The Utah Recreation Therapeutic Association (URTA) will comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). We invite any participant with special needs to contact us at utahrectherapy(at)gmail(dot)com upon registration for special accommodations.

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