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Disclaimer: (Danny Pettry/Rec Therapy Today) is not affiliated with NCTRC. Danny Pettry has been a CTRS since 2003 and has held behavioral specialization since 2013.

In honor of Rec Therapy Month, we are shining a spotlight on the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), the organization dedicated to promoting the importance of recreational therapy and ensuring high standards of practice within the field. NCTRC plays a vital role in the certification and professional development of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) who are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals through recreational therapy interventions.

The NCTRC, established in 1981, is the premier credentialing organization for recreational therapists in the United States and beyond. They are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of professional competence and ethical practice within the field of therapeutic recreation. Through their certification process, NCTRC ensures that CTRSs possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide effective and evidence-based therapeutic recreation services to individuals with disabilities or illnesses.

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists who hold the NCTRC credential demonstrate their commitment to excellence in the field of recreational therapy. By completing the rigorous certification process, these professionals showcase their dedication to ongoing professional development and adherence to a strict code of ethics, providing peace of mind to clients, employers, and the broader healthcare community.

NCTRC offers a range of resources and support to CTRSs, including continuing education opportunities, access to the latest research and best practices, and a platform for networking and collaboration within the recreational therapy community. This dedication to professional growth and advancement ensures that CTRSs are equipped to provide the highest quality of care and support to their clients across diverse healthcare settings.

As we celebrate Rec Therapy Month, we encourage all individuals involved in the field of recreational therapy to explore the valuable resources and opportunities offered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Whether you are a seasoned CTRS or a student aspiring to become certified, NCTRC’s commitment to elevating the standards of recreational therapy practice is an essential component of advancing the profession as a whole.

To learn more about the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and the benefits of NCTRC credentialing, visit their official website at nctrc.org. Join us in recognizing the vital role that NCTRC plays in promoting excellence and innovation within the field of recreational therapy.

Online: nctrc.org

Remember, (Danny Pettry/Rec Therapy Today is not affiliated with NCTRC. Danny Pettry has been a CTRS since 2003 and has held behavioral specialization since 2013.)