The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification ® (NCTRC ®) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1981. As of today, it has over 16,000 actively Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists™ (CTRS ®) professionals. NCTRC is the national credentialing organization for therapeutic recreation and recreation therapy.

The Mission of NCTRC is to protect the consumer of therapeutic recreation services by promoting the provision of quality therapeutic recreation services by NCTRC certificants.

NCTRC is a charter member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). In 1993, NCTRC's certification program was accredited by NOCA's National Commission for Certifying Agencies. NCTRC certification program parallels the standards followed in medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties and by other related professions such as the National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapy Board and the Certification Board for Music Therapists.

Test Preparation Resources:

NCTRC Test Study Guide
NCTRC Flashcards

Last Updated: 05/21/2014