Music therapy is the specialized use of music by a credentialed professional who develops individualized treatment and supportive interventions for people of all ages and ability levels to address their social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory and spiritual needs.

CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally. Its MT-BC program has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1986. Over 6,450 music therapists currently maintain the MT-BC credential and participate in a program of recertification designed to measure or enhance competence in the profession of music therapy.

CBMT Board Certification Domains (2015)

Board Certification Domains (2015), the outcome of the 2014 Practice Analysis Study which measured and defined current music therapy practice, is now available. Exam content and recertification requirements will be based upon this new document, effective April 1, 2015. Access your copy here, Board Certification Domains.

AMTA and CBMT Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015)

The Scope of Music Therapy Practice (2015) broadly defines the range of responsibilities of a fully qualified music therapy professional with requisite education, clinical training, and board certification. Created and approved by AMTA & CBMT, this document considers the contributions, interrelationships, and interdependencies of the CBMT Scope of Practice (2010) & Code of Professional Practice, as well as the AMTA Standards of Clinical Practice, Professional Competencies, & Code of Ethics. Access your copy here, Scope of Music Therapy Practice.

CBMT Code of Professional Practice

The CBMT Code of Professional Practice identifies professional standards for board certified music therapists and disciplinary procedures if needed. MT-BCs must adhere to the CBMT Code of Professional Practice. Access your copy here, CBMT Code of Professional Practice.

Effective only until March 31, 2015.
CBMT Scope of Practice (2010)

The CBMT Scope of Practice (2010) is the outcome of the Practice Analysis Study which measured and defined music therapy practice in 2008. Exam content and recertification requirements are based on this document until March 31, 2015. This document will be replaced on April 1, 2015 by Board Certification Domains (2015). Access your copy here, CBMT Scope of Practice.

How to Meet the New Ethics Requirement

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