American Therapeutic Recreation Association

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Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists as certified by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. If the certification number provided is invalid upon review, your membership type will be changed to Associate.

An individual who has established citizenship in country other than the United States of America who holds a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation or in a related field of study, and holds credentials recognized by the country of citizenship and the ATRA board of directors.

Individuals who currently meet the definition of therapeutic recreation assistant based on ATRA's Standards for the Practice of  Therapeutic Recreation and Self-Assessment Guide

An individual who has established citizenship in country other than the United States of America interested in promoting the therapeutic recreation profession.

Anyone interested in promoting the therapeutic recreation profession

Students enrolled in a TR program. (You will be asked to submit verification to

Any Organization interested in supporting the therapeutic recreation profession-- includes three employees. This is a non-voting membership type and is not intended as a group rate for CTRSs. Businesses or other entities that thrive due to the prevalence of TR should choose Organizational membership.

If you already have an Organization membership, but need more than three employees represented sign up additional members using this.

Current Student members of ATRA may renew at the low student rate for one year following graduation. This option is only available to active Student members.

Support ATRA and never pay dues again! ($25 yearly maintenance fee)

If you plan on being an ATRA member for ten or more years, this membership type saves you money!

Retirees who hold or previously held the CTRS credential

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In an effort to increase revenue, the ATRA Board of Directors currently maintains a policy of selling membership contact information to appropriate vendors for their use in making members aware of specific products or services. ATRA reviews materials to be sent to members before selling mailing labels. Members have the oppoortunity to opt-out of this program. ATRA screens materials sent to participating members. Typical of those approved are invitations to CEU workshops and the occasional neat product like WhisperGlide Swings-- porch swings designed for people who use wheelchairs.

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