2021 RTC/RC/RTAR Renewals

The 2021 certification renewal information will be posted soon. If you missed your renewal in 2020 you must contact CBRPC immediately. If your Recreation Therapist Certification for California is not current, and you have no other approved recreation therapy certification, you may not work in the field or call yourself an RTC.

February 2021 CBRPC Update

All Certificants, Agencies and Universities:

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 Coronavirus and all of its consequences.  We have completed all of the renewal cycles for Recreation Therapists and Recreators for 2020. If you missed your renewal please contact the CBPRC Office immediately.

As we announced previously CBRPC will now accept a up to 2.0 CEU’s (20 hours) of on-line courses, webinars, classes.  Please be sure that the courses you take are certified and will apply to Recreation Therapy.  Follow the application guidelines when you renew. You MUST have an accredited Provider number on all certificates that are submitted. Failure to have a provider number will slow your renewal process.

Remember that 2019 was the LAST year to take Safety related courses, Computer courses or work skill training courses (unless specific to RT). Beginning with the June 2021 cycle these courses will no longer count toward your CEU’s.

Agency renewals are due NOW.  If you missed your renewal in 2020 or are due in March 2021 you will be receiving a notice to renew this month. the Agency/University list will be updated as soon as all renewals are completed. Be sure to contact the CBPRC office (via email) if the information for your agency or university is incorrect.

CBPRC has heard from several universities that most classes will remain on-line.  We continue to work with the universities and agencies on our internship policies.  We recommend that all students follow the policies of your sites. If you have questions, please contact us.

We have not found a solution to administering the Recreation Therapy exam online. W are looking at several options that will meet the needs of our professionals.  CBRPC 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 2021.


The CBRPC 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. The best way, at this time, to reach the CBRPC office is by email or text.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused our certificants or agencies.


JoAnn Jones-Lopez  MS, RTC, RC
CBRPC President