December 22, 2021 – Commissioner’s order: Out of state licensed providers should read this memo from DPH Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD and note the list of professions authorized by the Commissioner’s order

Temporary Permit

The Department of Public Health may issue a temporary permit to an applicant for licensure as an art therapist who holds a graduate degree in art therapy or a related field.

Such temporary permit shall authorize the holder of the temporary permit to practice art therapy under the general supervision of a licensed art therapist at all times during which the holder of the temporary permit performs art therapy.

Such temporary permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed three hundred sixty-five calendar days after the date of attaining the graduate degree and shall not be renewable.

No temporary permit shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this state or any other state. The fee for a temporary permit shall be fifty dollars.

Applications Instructions:

An applicant for temporary permit shall arrange for the submission of the following directly from the source to this office:

A transcript from a regionally accredited institution of higher education verifying the award of a master's degree in art therapy or a related field;

A completed application with photograph and fee of $50.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.  

A completed application for a full art therapist license with photograph and fee of $325.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.

Please arrange for the transcript to be submitted directly from the school to this office:

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Art Therapist Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Fax:  (860) 707-1981

Email:  dph.counselorsteam@ct.gov