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ARPT™ Certification Criteria  

1. ARPT™ International Association Approved ARPT™ Basic Training


Provide a copy of your final certificate of completion of an ARPTIA/ ARPT™ Canada Approved ARPT™ Basic Training program.

2. License/Registration 


Provide a copy of your current license/registration to practice independently as a mental health professional in the state or province where you practice. The license/registration must include the current expiration date.


3. Notarized Statement of Practice and ARPT™ Experience

  • Do you have at least two years of experience in your field of license?

  • Have you conducted at least 50 ARPT™ sessions with at least 20 clients? 

Both statements may be included in one single notarized document. Applicants can simply state, “I have at least 2-year experience in my field of license and I have conducted at least 50 ARPT™ sessions with at least 20 clients” or similar wording and then have it notarized.

4. (Fifteen)15 Hours of Consultation by an ARPT™ Consultant  

Provide documentation from the ARPT™ Consultant(s) who provided ARPT™ consultation to you. It must specify the exact number of consultation hours you received and designate how many of those hours were individual consultations and how many were group consultations. 

  • The 15 hours of consultation must have been completed within the last five years. If you continue to receive consultation hours for over five years, then as long as the ARPT™ Consultant can explain in the letter of documentation when the consultation started and ended (e.g. 2015-2023) and if/when long breaks in consultation occurred, that will be acceptable. We understand that clinicians may stop consultation and then restart again, but we cannot accept consultation hours that concluded 5 or more years ago.

  • If you have received consultation from more than one ARPT™ Consultant, you will need documentation from each one.

  • At least 7 of the hours must be obtained through individual ARPT™-focused consultation. The remaining 8 hours may be obtained through small group consultation. Consultation groups cannot exceed more than six participants at a time.

  • ARPT™ Consultants-in-Training can provide up to 10 hours of consultation. The remaining 5hours must be provided by an ARPT™ Consultant.

  • Only consultation hours received after completion of an ARPT™ Canada Approved ARPT™ Training program can be applied towards this requirement.

5. ARPT™ Consultant Letter(s) of Recommendation for ARPT™ Certification

Provide letter(s) from one or more ARPT™ Consultant(s) addressing your utilization of ARPT™ with clients and recommending you to be certified in ARPT™.

  • Letters may include documentation of consultation hours as required above. 

  • Letters from ARPT™ Consultants-in-Training do not meet this requirement. Letters must be from an ARPT™ Consultant.

6. Letters of Recommendation Regarding Professional Practice

Provide two letters of recommendation regarding your professional utilization of ARPT™, ethics in practice, and professional character.

  • Two letters of recommendation from colleagues or peers are required.

  • Letters from your ARPT™ Consultant or ARPT™ Consultant-in-Training do not count as peer letters.

7. ARPT™ International Association Policies Agreement

By submitting the ARPT™ Certification application, applicants attest that they agree to adhere to ARPTIA Policies.

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