CTRS Annual Maintenance

CTRS Annual Maintenance

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) are required to submit an annual maintenance application and fee for each year of the five-year certification cycle. The annual maintenance application and fee are due by the expiration date posted at MY NCTRC LOGIN. In the fifth year of the certification cycle, the annual maintenance fee must be submitted as part of the recertification application.

Requirements & Standards

Download and review the NCTRC Certification Standards


Application & Payment

Choose your method of application and payment:

1. Online: Go to MY NCTRC LOGIN to complete the digital version Annual Maintenance Application and submit payment online.

Once you are logged into your Profile, please complete the Annual Maintenance Renewal by following the steps below:

  1. Select My Profile and update Contact information and Additional Information. Finish the process by clicking Confirm.
  2. Select Annual Maintenance Renewal and answer the Eligibility Questions.
    • If you select Yes to any of the questions, upload supporting documents pertaining to your eligibility status and wait for an email from NCTRC on next steps.
    • If you select No to all of the questions, click Save and proceed to Next.
  3. Review your invoice and click Next.
  4. Checkout and Pay by inputting your payment information, then click Next.
  5. We want to make you aware that NCTRC has partnered with digital badging provider, Credly, to provide a digital version of the CTRS Credential that you can use to showcase what you’ve accomplished. To claim your CTRS digital badge, please follow the instructions that were emailed to you from Credly. If the email is not received within 1-2 days, please contact NCTRC.
    To print your certificate, login to MY NCTRC LOGIN and on your Dashboard Profile, scroll down to CTRS Certificate and print your updated certificate.
2. Download: Download the Annual Maintenance Application (PDF), print, complete and send with payment via postal mail, email, or fax.

Annual Maintenance Fees

The fee for the CTRS Annual Maintenance is $85.00.
The required fees must accompany each NCTRC application or the application will be returned. All fees must be in U.S. dollars. If an individual resides outside of the U.S., the fees must be sent by credit card, money order or cashier’s check in U.S. dollars made payable to NCTRC. All certification review fees paid to NCTRC are non-refundable, regardless of review decision or withdrawal of the application during the review process.