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Continuing Education


The American Therapeutic Recreation Association is proud to offer numerous opportunities for professional growth and certification maintenance. Below please see the ways you can earn CEUs!




Each year ATRA holds an Annual Conference where attendees can network, learn and earn CEUs. Most attendees will earn approximately 1.6 CEUs through the full package registration, but attendees may earn up to 2.2 CEUs by attending pre-conference intensives.

Actual CEUs available will be posted once determined.


Typically, daily registrants for are eligible for varied CEUs by day: Monday (0.6 CEUs), Tuesday (0.45 CEUs), and Wednesday (0.55 CEUs)


Join us for the 2019 Annual Conference!
Past Conferences 


Chapter Events

ATRA's chapter affiliates also offer numerous conferences and workshops throughout the year giving you even more opportunities to earn CEUs. All ATRA chapter affiliates events usually qualify for pre-approved NCTRC credits. It's a great way to add credits!



Certify your workshop for Credit

Want information on getting your workshop or conference pre-approved for CEUs? Click here.


Online Learning

ATRA offers online learning opportunities designed to provide high quality continuing education opportunities to practitioners with the option to purchase pre-approved CEUs by NCTRC.  ATRA ensures all webinars meet NCTRC job analysis knowledge areas and continued professional competence unique to the field of therapeutic recreation.  Our online learning platform offers over 50 webinars featuring diverse topics in various settings where recreational therapists practice:

Older Adults




Behavioral Health

Child & Adolescent

Physical Rehabilitation & Medical



Additional webinars are available within the subject areas of: 





ATRA member benefits include a reduced rate of all webinars and opportunities to watch free ATRA webinars (CEUs for a fee).   


Search through webinars offered by ATRA and stay current in your field. 



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. 



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 $10 USD to be eligible for 0.1 CEU or .15 CEU depending upon the issue. Archived editions are still available for credit for one year. Members must log in to view archives. Non-members may view a sample newsletter.



When you attend a conference or workshop that offers NCTRC pre-approved credits. ATRA will send you a blue transcript as evidence of your attendence. Some conferences or workshops offer ATRA-approved credits. If you attend one of those events, ATRA will send you a pink transcript. Please don't lose these, as you will need them if you are audited by NCTRC. Click here to learn more about requesting a duplicate transcript.


Continuing Education

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
CEU Application Guide - Key Elements PDF (248.88 KB) Administration 2/22/2019
CEU Application Guide - Updated 2.19 PDF (996.71 KB)  more ] Administration 2/22/2019
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