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January/ February 2018 e-News

Happy New Year from NCTRC! NCTRC Certification Standards Change The NCTRC Board of Directors continually monitors data related to recreational therapy practice, healthcare trends, the applicants’ academic preparation and professional experience, and modifies the NCTRC Certification Standards accordingly. In doing so, the Board ensures the NCTRC Certification Standards remain relevant with current professional practice and in compliance with the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accrediting organization of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). As a result of the Board’s efforts, there are several changes related to the NCTRC Certification Standards and Interpretive Guidelines. Some of the changes will…

November/ December 2017 e-News

Welcome to NCTRC e-News! Season’s Greetings from the NCTRC Board, Committees, and Staff! NCTRC Board of Directors Meets in Georgia The NCTRC Board of Directors recently conducted its fall meeting on October 4-6, 2017 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. The NCTRC Board meets in person twice a year (Spring and Fall) to conduct its business and to review current issues and strategic initiatives. The Board had a very productive meeting that included discussions related to new marketing initiatives, data management system transition, and overall status of the credentialing program, among many other topics. Please be sure to review…

NCTRC Approves CEU credit for the Supervision of Interns

At a recent meeting, the NCTRC Board of Directors approved the award of continuing education credit for internship supervision. The new standard governing CE credit went into effect on July 1, 2014 and requires additional terms and conditions as applied to the current internship standards. The new standard allows for up to two (2) CE credit earning internship supervisory experiences per recertification cycle. Each internship supervisory experience will be awarded five (5) CE credit hours for a maximum award of 10 credit hours per recertification cycle. The application of the new standard is retroactive for up to five (5) years…

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