As your partner and advocate in music therapy, CBMT promotes excellence by awarding board certification based on proven, up-to-date knowledge and competence in clinical practice. Our vision is to ensure access to safe, effective music therapy services for all.

We inspire confidence among music therapists to practice at the highest level.

Demystifying the CBMT Board Certification Examination

Socrates is famous for having said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” On the other hand, Robert Fulghum – the author of “All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” – jokingly commented that “the examined life is no picnic.” While it’s true that self-examination is never an easy process, we all agree excellence cannot be achieved without it. At CBMT, our mission is rooted in self-examination.
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CBMT and AMTA: Serving Different Purposes for One Shared Goal

Music therapists are fortunate to have two key organizations…
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With Growth Rates Steady, Music Therapy on Pace to Soon Reach 10,000 Certificants

With steady growth rates over the past 10 years, music therapy…
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For Convenience & Safety, Music Therapists Indicate Telepractice is Here to Stay

The effects of the pandemic accentuated the importance of managing…
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CBMT Recertification Video Release!

The CBMT Recertification Program provides guidelines to assist…
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CBMT Update on COVID-19

The CBMT has compiled a listing of resources and provisions being made for helping to assure candidates, certificants, and staff remain healthy during this difficult time.
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Spotlight Your Credential and Expertise with a Digital Badge

As work environments are changing, the framed credential on your…
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Just Released! Value of Certification Video

As your partner and advocate in music therapy, CBMT promotes…
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CBMT Board Certification Domains 2020 are Now Available

The new CBMT Board Certification Domains define the body of knowledge that represents competent practice in the profession of music therapy and identifies what a credentialed therapist may do in practice.