The credential Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC) is granted by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) to identify music therapists who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to practice music therapy at the current level of the profession. The purpose of board certification in music therapy is to provide an objective national standard that can be used as a measure of professionalism by interested agencies, groups, and individuals.

A music therapist is initially board certified by successfully passing the board certification examination. The newly-credentialed music therapist receives a certificate from CBMT that indicates valid board certification for five years. The MT-BC credential subjects the certificant to the rules and regulations set forth by the CBMT Board of Directors in accordance with NCCA Program Accreditation Standards.

The MT-BC Brochure and the CBMT Brochure contain useful information for individuals who want to learn more about the credential and the organization administering the certification for music therapists.

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