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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 559-298-3400 x4.
Changes to the Supervised Play Therapy Experience & Supervision Credentialing Requirement
Effective January 1, 2020, hours earned toward the supervised play therapy experience and supervision requirements for the RPT and RPT-S applications must be under the supervision of an RPT-S only. Any supervised play therapy experience and supervision hours accrued prior to January 1, 2020 will be accepted provided they fall under the current guidelines. Please refer to the Guide for further instruction. If you were conferred the RPT or RPT-S credential prior to January 1, 2020, this change will NOT affect you. APT dedicated a special section of its magazine to the 2020 changes and it can be viewed here.
Changes to the Definition of Contact & Non-Contact Hours for Continuing Education
Effective January 1, 2020, contact hours are defined as "in-person" instruction only. Live webinars, recorded webinars, book studies, etc. are defined as non-contact hours and are limited to 50 hours towards the APT credentialing application. If you were conferred the RPT or RPT-S credential prior to January 1, 2020, this change will NOT affect you. APT dedicated a special section of its magazine to the 2020 changes and it can be viewed here.