Congratulations to our Retirees

Many of our certificants have chosen to retire in the last year. CBRTC would like to wish all of the people who retired recently a wonderful transition into your new life. We truly appreciate all of the years you gave to the Recreation Therapy profession. Enjoy your next chapter!

If you have recently retired or are about to retire contact CBRTC for the Life Certificate application. There is no fee for this final recreation therapy certification.

MAY 2023 CBRTC Update


The California Board of Recreation and Park Certification (CBRPC) 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: 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 would like to welcome Kelly Edwards to our family. Kelly will be the new Office Manager for our CBRTC Office. Kelly is replacing JoAnn Jones-Lopez who has served in the position since 2020. We are excited to have Kelly on board and you will be learning more about her and office updates in June.


Susan Van Dyne, Director of Library and Parks services in Sunnyvale has become the new President of CBRTC. Susan took office at the annual CBRTC meeting in San Diego. We are excited to have Susan lead the Executive Board.


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 or Stephanie Samuda 317-749-0586

All Certificants, Agencies and Universities:

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 November 2023. Contact the CBRTC office for more information.