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Approved Providers of Play Therapy Continuing Education
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An agency, individual, organization, or company may be designated an Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education to offer APT-approved play therapy continuing education opportunities, especially for licensure and play therapy credentialing purposes.


 Types of Approved Providers

  • Type I application - an agency or individual wishing to be deemed a play therapy continuing education Approved Provider for a period of three (3) years.
  • Type II application - an agency or individual providing play therapy training at one event that neither extends beyond five (5) consecutive days nor offers more than 25 hours of play therapy credit
Once approved, Providers are encouraged to list their play therapy courses on one of two searchable online directories, at no cost to them.

For questions concerning the Approved Provider Program, contact Alexandra Jarrell, Continuing Education & Credentialing Coordinator,, or 559-298-3400 x4.



Change to the Definition of “Contact Hours”

Effective January 1, 2020, “contact hours” will ONLY include hours that are completed in a face-to-face interaction between instructor and student, while sharing the same physical space.  University courses that appear on a transcript are exempt from this policy.