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Continuing Education


The American Therapeutic Recreation Association is proud to offer a variety of opportunities for professional growth and certification maintenance. Please note that ATRA Members have additional opportunities and substantial discounts for CEU purchases. CEUs are offered for the following:




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 one may earn up to 2.2 CEUs by also attending the pre-conference day workshops.

Actual CEUs available are posted in the conference schedule. 


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Past Conferences 


Chapter Events


ATRA's chapter affiliates 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 Conference/workshop for Credit

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

Online Learning - Webinars (pre-recorded)

ATRA offers online learning opportunities designed to provide high quality continuing education opportunities with NCTRC pre-approved CEUs.  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 more than 60 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 members receive a reduced rate for all webinars and opportunities to watch free ATRA webinars. Search through webinars offered by ATRA. All webinar CEU tests are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.



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 of the TR Annuals as membership benefit. Tests for CEUs are $10 each and are available in the ATRA online store.



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 to be eligible for .15 CEU for each issue. Archived editions are still available for credit for one year. Members must log in to view archives. The 4 newsletters quizzes can also be taken online and are available in the ATRA online store. 



When you attend a conference or workshop that offers NCTRC pre-approved credits. ATRA mails an official blue  (Category A) transcript as evidence of your attendence. Other conferences, workshops, and ATRA online learning offer ATRA-approved credits and a pink (Category B) transcript mailed to non-members. For members, these ATRA-approved credits are listed in their online ATRA account. Keep all transcripts, as they are needed if you are audited by NCTRC. 



 Click here to learn how to request a duplicate transcript ($20 for non-members/$15 members).



As an ATRA member benefit, the CEUs earned at the ATRA Annual Conferences and through ATRA online learning are listed online in the member's ATRA account profile where one can view and print a transcript at any time. Click here for instructions on how to find your CEUs online. 

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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