The APT E-Learning Center serves the needs of mental health professionals wishing more clinical play therapy information and/or more opportunities to earn non-contact continuing education credit.
** The APT E-Learning Center is back online! **
In order to continue providing the highest quality play therapy content, our existing programs have undergone a timely update, with more programs to be added in the following weeks. Most noticeably, the International Journal of Play Therapy (IJPT) will now award continuing education (CE) credit per article, rather than per issue. This change allows for a more focused approach in selecting the program that best fit your needs, while maximizing the CE value of each test in accordance with the latest APA standards. The redesigned layout flows with the new look of the APT website and makes navigating the E-Learning Center quick and easy.
We hope you enjoy these improvements and APT’s efforts to bring you the best CE that the play therapy world has to offer!
Content: Audio Format
Annual Conference Workshops
Access conference workshops and earn non-contact continuing education credit by completing tests based upon those sessions. Test fee includes PowerPoint slides and presenter audio (handout material not available).
Listen to audio programs and earn non-contact continuing education credit by completing tests based upon those programs.
Content: Written Format
Play Therapy Books
Earn non-contact continuing education credit by completing tests based upon play therapy books available. Note: Test fee does not include publication material. Purchase book prior to completing online tests.
International Journal of Play Therapy®
Earn non-contact continuing education credit by completing tests based upon the International Journal of Play Therapy® starting with the January 2010 issue.
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.
APA. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Association for Play Therapy (APT) has been approved by the National
Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education
Provider, ACEP No. 5636. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit
are clearly identified. APT is solely responsible for all aspects of
The Association for Play Therapy (APT) offers continuing education
specific to play therapy. APT Approved Provider 95-100 maintains
responsibility for the program.
Continuing Education Policies
The programs and tests displayed in the E-Learning Center are the sole and exclusive property of APT. Authors hereby assign to APT all of his/her rights and interests in and to tests used in the E-Learning Center, it being acknowledged and agreed by the authors that all such tests are works make for hire. Programs and tests may be accessed and used solely for the purposes and in the manners described herein. Authors, users and any other third party must not at any time (a) use the programs or tests in any other manner, (b) republish or redistribute the programs or tests, (c) publicly display the programs or tests, or (d) edit, modify or create derivative works from the program or tests.
In addition, the Continuing Education programs available on the E-Learning Center are only offered to mental health professionals or full-time graduate students in a mental health field. APT has the right to refuse or cancel ineligible CE purchases at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation.
- APT Grievance and Refund Policy.
- If you need assistance, information, or wish to make suggestions intended to improve program content or process, contact APT (559) 298-3400.