On May 27, 2016, Governor Malloy of Connecticut signed into law HB 5537. This legislation provides title protection by stating that music therapy services can only be provided by those who hold the MT-BC credential, and only an MT-BC can call themselves a music therapist or a Certified Music Therapist. This law goes into effect in October 2016.


Music therapists are required to be licensed in the state of Georgia. Visit their webpage for directions and an application. Contact to have verification of your MT-BC certification electronically sent to the Georgia Professional Licensing Board.

New York State

Music Therapists practicing Creative Arts Therapy and the use of the titles “Creative Arts Therapist” and “Licensed Creative Arts Therapist” or any derivative thereof within New York State requires licensure as a Creative Arts Therapist, unless otherwise exempt under the law. Visit their webpage for an application.

To apply for the music therapy board examination for NY State Licensure or to have your examination scores mailed to the NY State Education Department of the Professions, contact the CBMT Exam Coordinator at or by telephone at (800) 765-2268, ext 24.


Music therapists are required to be licensed according to the Nevada State Health Division, Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance. Obtain an application from their website.

North Dakota

A bill to license music therapists was passed into law on April 26, 2011 under the State Board of Integrative Health Care. Music Therapists are required to be licensed. Obtain an application from their website.


On April 26, 2016, Governor Fallin of Oklahoma signed into law HB 2820. This legislation creates a music therapy license under the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Application information will be available soon. This law becomes effective November 1, 2016.


On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Governor Kate Brown of Oregon signed into law HB 2796. This legislation creates a music therapy license in Oregon through the Health Licensing Office. Information regarding the license may be obtained here.. An application is available from their website..

Rhode Island

A State License for music therapists was signed into law on June 30, 2014. Music therapists in Rhode Island must be registered by January 1, 2015. Obtain an application.


State Certification was signed into law on April 1, 2014. Obtain an application.


Wisconsin requires that Music Therapists be registered with the Wisconsin Department of Regulations and Licensing. Obtain an application.