Board certification matters. It matters to patients, clients, employers, payers and colleagues because it signifies higher learning and a deeper commitment to excellence. It matters to you because it underscores your dedication to evidence-based therapeutic practices that improve lives.

At CBMT, we share your goal of enhancing patients’ lives. The core purpose of Board Certification in Music Therapy (MT-BC) is to provide an objective standard that ensures all certificants are prepared to practice music therapy at the highest level. By ensuring comprehensive competency testing for you and your colleagues, we exist to support the importance and impact of what you do.

As a board-certified music therapist, you will benefit from:

We want you to succeed as a music therapist, so our commitment to you begins long before you take the certification exam, and it continues throughout your career. Choose a topic below to learn more.


Elevate your competence and confidence

Demonstrate advanced clinical competence with board certification.

Earning the MT-BC credential provides esteemed recognition and continuous professional growth.


Prepare now for success

Receive clear, concise guidance as you prepare for the exam.

We provide the information you need to ensure your readiness, so you can focus on achieving great results.

Candidate FAQs

You have questions, we have answers

The more you know, the better prepared you will be.

Find answers to many commonly asked questions from music therapy students and MT-BC candidates.