The June 2022 certification renewal information will be emailed to all RTC’s, RC’s and RTAR’s in late March with a return date of late May. If you missed your renewal in 2020 or 2021 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.
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 March 2022. The conference will be in Sacramento March 8-11th. Information concerning a Therapeutic Recreation Institute will be available from CPRS or the T.R. Section.
As we announced previously CBRPC 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
It is with great sadness that I inform you that Jan Tolan has passed away. Jan was instrumental in creating professional pathways for recreation professionals both in her personal life and in her life’s work. She taught many years at CSUN, served on the TR Executive Board and served on the CBRPC Board. She worked tirelessly to promote play and other theories of applied recreation. There will be a service for Jan in Georgia. Cards can be sent via her daughter (Tami Dedels) to: 2809 Ethridge Rd., Jefferson GA 30549. Jan will be truly missed.
We have not found a solution to administering the Recreation Therapy exam online. We 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 2022 and November 2022. Contact the CBRPC office for more information.
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 (including an extension). 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 is looking for proctors for the RTC exam in March 2022. If you are interested please send an email to email@example.com
EFFECTIVE 10/1/2020 CBRPC NEW EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please make a note in your records.