Music therapists are required to be licensed in the state of Georgia. Visit their webpage for directions and an application. Contact to have verification of your MT-BC certification electronically sent to the Georgia Professional Licensing Board.

New York State

Music Therapists practicing Creative Arts Therapy and the use of the titles “Creative Arts Therapist” and “Licensed Creative Arts Therapist” or any derivative thereof within New York State requires licensure as a Creative Arts Therapist, unless otherwise exempt under the law. Visit their webpage for an application.

To apply for the music therapy board examination for NY State Licensure or to have your examination scores mailed to the NY State Education Department of the Professions, contact the CBMT Exam Coordinator at or by telephone at (800) 765-2268, ext 24.


Music therapists are required to be licensed according to the Nevada State Health Division, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance. Obtain an application from their website.

North Dakota

A bill to license music therapists was passed into law on April 26, 2011 under the State Board of Integrative Health Care. Music Therapists will be required to be licensed; regulations are currently being developed.

Rhode Island

A State Registry for music therapists was signed into law on June 30, 2014. Directions will be forthcoming as procedures are developed. Music therapists in Rhode Island must be registered by January 1, 2015.


State Certification was signed into law on April 1, 2014. Obtain an application.


Wisconsin requires that Music Therapists be registered with the Wisconsin Department of Regulations and Licensing. Obtain an application.