The Board Certification Examination in Music Therapy

The CBMT Board Certification examination consists of a 150 question multiple-choice test. There are two forms of the examination and they are reviewed and updated annually to reflect new content. The exam is administered by computer at over 200 Assessment Centers geographically distributed throughout the United States and abroad. Examinations are administered by appointment only Monday through Friday at 9:00am and 1:30pm with the exception of some holidays. There are no application deadlines and candidates that meet the eligibility requirements for an examination may apply at any time.

Examination and SAE Prices

Examination fees for first-time exam takers is $325, $275 examination fee and $50 processing fee. Those retaking the exam will not pay the $50 processing fee, they will only pay the examination fee of $275.

The Self-Assessment Examination (SAE) is updated with each new Practice Analysis Study. The cost of the SAE is $75 and can be ordered on the CBMT website.

CBMT has released a second Self-Assessment Exam (SAE) to assist exam candidates in preparing for the CBMT Exam. This second SAE contains new questions that relate to the Board Certification Domains and can be used in addition to the original Self-Assessment Examination for continued review. The second SAE is named “Self-Assessment Examination – Form B” and can be purchased for an additional $75.