As a board-certified music therapist, you already understand the value and impact of what you do, and why board certification matters. Our recertification program is expertly designed to uphold that value by ensuring that your knowledge and skill sets remain up to date as methodologies evolve.

Maintaining your MT-BC credential through recertification not only exemplifies your commitment to excellence, but it also continuously enhances your confidence and competence, which can improve job satisfaction, create new advancement opportunities and enhance quality of care.

To maintain your credential, you must recertify every five years. We support your progress with user-friendly tracking tools and a network of Approved Providers with convenient, affordable options for Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. We collaborate with our Approved Providers, practicing MT-BCs, and partners to ensure that CMTE opportunities reflect current knowledge, skills and abilities required in real-life therapeutic settings.

We are committed to helping you practice at the highest level throughout your career. By maintaining your board certification, you are empowered to integrate and apply new knowledge with current practice, further develop your interventional skill sets, and stay connected to a community of music therapists working together to advance the profession. Choose a topic below to learn more.


Maintain your commitment to excellence

Find the tools and support you need to recertify.

The journey to recertification starts here – and we are here to support you every step of the way.


Up-to-date continuing education

Never stop learning and growing.

Ensure your clinical practice always aligns with evidence-based guidelines with approved CMTE opportunities.


You have questions, we have answers

The more you know, the more successful you will be.

Find answers to many commonly asked questions about recertification from current MT-BC certificants.


State advocacy efforts & regulatory affairs

Achieving state recognition for the music therapy profession.

We are proactively addressing the changing climate of the profession and role of state regulation on the field.