American Therapeutic Recreation Association


Continuing Education

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association is proud to offer numerous opportunities for professional growth and certification maintenance. Almost without exception, a CEU fee (sometimes referred to as a transcript fee) is required to receive credit.



ATRA Annual Conference

Join us for the Annual Conference.

Planning for the future, consult the list of future conferences

Wanting to find out about a past conference, view archives of prior conferences

Webinars Series

The ATRA Webinar Series is an exciting new approach to learning. ATRA has organized another excellent continuing education opportunity designed to reach out to practitioners across the country. This is a great way to earn CEUs without leaving your home or office. Once again, we are offering both live calls and replays to accommodate any schedule. 

ATRA Annuals in Therapeutic Recreation

ATRA Annuals are collections of research articles and post-tests. These are available for CEU credit up to five years after publication. Members may view electronic versions as membership benefit. We are now seeking manuscripts for Volume 24.

ATRA Newsletter

Membership in ATRA includes a subscription to our quarterly newsletter. Each newsletter is packed with industry news, occupational advances, and legislative alerts. After reading our newsletter, answer ten multiple choice questions about the content and return that page of the newsletter with $10USD to be eligible for 0.1CEU. Archived editions are still available for credit for one year. Members must log in to view archives. Non-members may view a sample newsletter.

Workshops Certified by ATRA for Credits 

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association offers recreational therapy continuing education approval and transcripts verifying participation for programs that meet specific criteria. These educational programs will be used by recreational therapists to meet continuing education requirements for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist national certification. Learn more about certifying your workshop for CE credit.