CBRPC has a new name

The California Board of Recreation and Park Certification is now the California Board of Recreation Therapy Certification. As our profession evolves we want to keep pace with how we represent ourselves. This new name allows the community to know who we are and who we represent. Certification processes and titles will remain the same. We have added a new email address: cbrtc.ca@gmail.com. Our old email will continue to function for at least a year as we make our transition. Soon to come: A new website!


The CBRTC Executive Board is searching for a new office manager. The successful candidate must have skills in computer applications, website organization, time management, the ability to work alone and excellent communication skills. This is a 16 hour a week job, typically Monday -Thursday. Please contact JoAnn Jones-Lopez at cbrtc.ca@gmail.com for salary and additional information.

MHM Services of California: You Can Make a Difference

Atascadero State Hospital is looking for a certified Recreation Therapist. $48.00 per hour plus comprehensive benefits. Contact: Mary Van Meter 858-602-9335 mary@teamcenturion.com or Stephanie Samuda 317-749-0586 ssamuda@teamcenturion.com

All Certificants, Agencies and Universities:

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus and all of its consequences.  CPRS has announced it will hold an in person conference in April 2023. The conference will be in San Diego. Information concerning a Therapeutic Recreation Institute will be available from CPRS or the T.R. Section.

As we announced previously CBRTC now accepts up to 2.0 CEU’s (20 hours) of on-line courses, webinars, and classes.  Please be sure that the courses you take are certified and will apply to Recreation Therapy.  Follow the application guidelines when you renew. We ask that you have an accredited Provider number on all certificates that are submitted. The provider number indicates to our committee that the course is vetted and of value. Failure to have a provider number may slow your renewal process. If you have CEU’s from a an organization with no Provider number please indicate this on your application.

Remember that 2019 was the LAST year to take Safety related courses, Computer courses or work skill training courses (unless specific to RT and an advancement of your career). Please do not include these courses on your application


We have not yet found a solution to administering the Recreation Therapy exam online. We are looking at several options that will meet the needs of our professionals.  CBRTC appreciates the patience that the applicants have exhibited.  We hope to have an answer for you very soon. The next face to face RTC/RC exams will be given in March/April 2023. Contact the CBRTC office for more information.


The CBRTC office is open Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Please note that we are experiencing reception difficulties at the new office.  We are working to correct this, however, if you experience no answer or dropped calls this is the reason. If you get through to the voice-mail please leave a message that can be returned (including an extension). The best way, at this time, to reach the CBRTC office is by email or text.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused our certificants or agencies.


JoAnn Jones-Lopez  MS, RRTC, RRC
CBRTC President

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