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Art Therapy Program - License Information

How to get licensed - Art Therapist

 An individual applying for initial licensure as an Art Therapist must:
 
  • Meet the requirements of Oregon Administrative Rule 331, Division 30;
  • Submit a completed application form found in forms below;
  • Submit two forms of acceptable identification both of which must include applicant's current legal name. Front and back of legible (clear) photocopies if submitted by mail. At least one form of identification provided to the Health Licensing Office must be photographic. Acceptable identification options can be found under Chapter 331, Division 30 of Oregon Administrative Rule;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have received at least a master's degree from a program accepted by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. (ATCB);
  • Be certified by the ATCB as a Registered Art Therapist or possess the qualifications to be credentialed as a Registered Art Therapist;
  • Pass a fingerprint-based nationwide criminal records check; and
  • Pay all required fees.

How to get licensed - Certified Art Therapist

 An individual applying for initial licensure as a Certified Art Therapist must:
 
  • Meet the requirements of Oregon Administrative Rule 331, Division 30;
  • Submit a completed application form found in forms below;
  • Submit two forms of acceptable identification both of which must include applicant's current legal name. Front and back of legible (clear) photocopies if submitted by mail. At least one form of identification provided to the Health Licensing Office must be photographic. Acceptable identification options can be found under Chapter 331, Division 30 of Oregon Administrative Rule;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have received at least a master's degree from a program accepted by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. (ATCB);
  • Be certified by the ATCB as a Board Certified Art Therapist or possess the qualifications to be credentialed as a Board Certified Art Therapist;
  • Pass a fingerprint-based nationwide criminal records check; and
  • Pay all required fees.

Licensure by Reciprocity - Art Therapist

 An individual applying for initial licensure as an Art Therapist through reciprocity must:
 
  • Meet the requirements of Oregon Administrative Rule 331, Division 30;
  • Submit a completed application form found in forms below;
  • Submit two forms of acceptable identification both of which must include applicant's current legal name. Front and back of legible (clear) photocopies if submitted by mail. At least one form of identification provided to the Health Licensing Office must be photographic. Acceptable identification options can be found under Chapter 331, Division 30 of Oregon Administrative Rule;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have received at least a master's degree from a program accepted by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. (ATCB);
  • Arrange for official documentation to be sent to the Health Licensing Office directly from the certifying organization proving that the applicant meets the qualifications at the date of application;
  •  Be certified by the ATCB as a Registered Art Therapist or possess the qualifications to be credentialed as a Registered Art Therapist;
  • Be in good standing in every state in which they are licensed or certified;
  • Ensure that the Health Licensing Office receives an affidavit of licensure for each state in which they are licensed or certified;
  • Pass a fingerprint-based nationwide criminal records check; and
  • Pay all required fees.

Licensure by Reciprocity - Certified Art Therapist

 An individual applying for initial licensure as a Certified Art Therapist through reciprocity must:
 
  • Meet the requirements of Oregon Administrative Rule 331, Division 30;
  • Submit a completed application form found in forms below;
  • Submit two forms of acceptable identification both of which must include applicant's current legal name. Front and back of legible (clear) photocopies if submitted by mail. At least one form of identification provided to the Health Licensing Office must be photographic. Acceptable identification options can be found under Chapter 331, Division 30 of Oregon Administrative Rule;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have received at least a master's degree from a program accepted by the Art Therapy Credentials Board, Inc. (ATCB);
  • Arrange for official documentation to be sent to the Health Licensing Office directly from the certifying organization proving that the applicant meets the qualifications at the date of application;
  • Be certified by the ATCB as a Board Certified Art Therapist or possess the qualifications to be credentialed as a Board Certified Art Therapist;
  • Be in good standing in every state in which they are licensed or certified;
  • Ensure that the Health Licensing Office receives an affidavit of licensure for each state in which they are licensed or certified;
  • Pass a fingerprint-based nationwide criminal records check; and
  • Pay all required fees.

 

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