Becoming a CBMT Approved Provider

Applying for CBMT Approved Provider status is easy. The first step in pursuing CBMT Approved Provider (AP) status is submission of the CBMT Approved Provider Two-Year Provisional Application. Upon approval of the application by CBMT, you will enter two years of provisional Approved Provider status.

To apply, complete the process below:

Step 1: Read the Approved Provider Manual and watch this video tutorial:

The Approved Provider Manual contains comprehensive information on applying for and serving as an Approved Provider for continuing music therapy education coursework.

Step 2: Submit your Application & Forms

Follow the steps in the Approved Provider Manual and video tutorial to access your online account to complete the Approved Provider Application.

Standardized CMTE Opportunity Form

The following forms can be completed and uploaded into the Approved Provider Application.

         How to Write Measurable Objectives – please review these examples prior to submitting objectives for review.

You may utilize the third page as many times as necessary for multiple presenters.

This form helps the presenter, the Approved Provider and CBMT evaluate the quality of each course.

Please note that CBMT requires participants to include their certification number.

CMTE Certificate Template 

Opportunity Certificate Template: We encourage Approved Providers to personalize certificates with their own logos, while maintaining required content. The two statements at the bottom of the template are particularly important.


Promotional Materials Checklist: This form is for your reference. Compliant materials will increase your marketing success with certificants.

Quick Reference Section: Print this page for a brief summary and checklist of the necessary steps in offering a CMTE opportunity, including:

  • Which forms must be submitted prior to an opportunity being offered?
  • Which forms must be submitted after an opportunity is completed?
  • What information needs to be saved for an audit?

Have questions? Please read our Approved Provider FAQs.

Need assistance? Please call Hindi Burkett, our Continuing Education Coordinator, at 1.800.765.2268, ext. 2, or email

Approved Provider FAQs

You have questions, we have answers

You educate – we’ll navigate.

Find answers to many commonly asked questions from Approved Providers and applicants.

Today’s Approved Providers

Join our network

Be part of the effort to ensure up-to-date continuing education.

View a list of current CBMT Approved Providers and their CMTE opportunities.


Providing CMTEs is good for everyone

Expand your commitment to excellence.

Advance music therapy while increasing your visibility to a pool of potential clients.