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Play Therapy Credential Renewal Information
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Credential Renewal Information

Thank you for your interest in maintaining your Registered Play TherapistTM (RPT), Registered Play Therapist-SupervisorTM (RPT-S), or School Based-Registered Play TherapistTM (SB-RPT) credential as current and active.  Holding the APT credential demonstrates your commitment and dedication to the high standards of and best practices in the field of play therapy.  Moreover, it provides you with the recognition and credibility necessary to practice in this specialty area with confidence. 

All Registered Play TherapistTM (RPT), Registered Play Therapist-SupervisorTM (RPT-S), and School Based-Registered Play TherapistTM (SB-RPT) registrants must renew their credential annually, as well as provide documentation of play therapy continuing education every three years. Renewal of your APT credential is contingent upon the receipt and acknowledgement by APT, of ALL required items. Please select the appropriate link below to submit your RPT, RPT-S, or SB-RPT renewal application, annual fee, and CE hours (if applicable). 

Failure to renew your credential by its due date will cause a lapse in your status and prevent you from using the designation.  To avoid any disruption in your credentialing status, we strongly encourage you to log in to your APT Member Profile to obtain your renewal information and calendar this important date.

Please note, renewals may take 3-4 weeks for review and processing. Annual renewal of your credential does not include membership dues.

Special Notice:  Renewing your APT Credential

During this time of unpredictability and in response to the disruption of play therapy contact training due to COVID-19, the Association for Play Therapy (APT) offers the following option to those with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

APT currently requires 9 of the 18 renewal hours of play therapy continuing education to be contact training hours. Due to the widespread closure of facilities, public health department advisories, and/or cancellation of play therapy contact training, any registrant with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021, may submit all non-contact training hours to fulfill the 18 hours of play therapy continuing education.

RPT Renewal

  • RPT Renewal - Select this option to renew your RPT credential. 
  • RPT CE Verification form - Use this link to access the CE Verification form ONLY if you have CE due with your latest credentialing renewal.  

RPT-S Renewal

  • RPT-S Renewal - Select this option to renew your RPT-S credential.
  • RPT-S CE Verification form - Use this link to access the CE Verification form ONLY if you have CE due with your latest credentialing renewal.

SB-RPT Renewal

  • SB-RPT Renewal - Select this option to renew your SB-RPT credential.
  • SB-RPT CE Verification form - Use this link to access the CE Verification form ONLY if you have CE due with your latest credentialing renewal.