New CBMT Videos Lay Out the Process to Become an Approved Provider and How to Submit Opportunities for Approval

It was Julia Child who said: “You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.” That’s how most of us in the music therapy field feel about what we do. That’s also why continuing education is required in almost every field where ongoing expertise is required to ensure professional excellence. Every five years, as […]

Accreditation as a Measure of Excellence: Understanding NCCA Accreditation and the Renewal Process

CBMT is proud to announce that its accreditation with NCCA was recently renewed for demonstrating its continued compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is the accreditation arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). CBMT looks to ICE for best practices in credentialing […]

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 dedicated to supporting them and enhancing the services they provide: The Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Although the two groups collaborate in several ways, they have different purposes and missions that set them apart – and for the […]

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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 is drawing more attention as a very exciting field. As music therapists play an increasingly key role in physical and psychological healing, they are seeing the industry further evolve and expand, resulting in enhanced professional benefits. These benefits include improved access to educational programs, […]