Reinstatement of a Lapsed License
Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.
An applicant for reinstatement of a Connecticut license that has lapsed due to non-renewal shall arrange for the submission the following documentation directly to this office from the source:
The applicant’s current curriculum vitae (CV) or synopsis of professional activity since completion of the applicant's master's degree in music therapy. Note that you will upload this document when you complete your online application;
If applicable, verification of any out-of-state licenses held, current or expired, submitted directly to this office from the source. Please contact the jurisdiction prior to submission of the request as some may charge a fee for this service;
Verification from the appropriate authority confirming the applicant's most recent experience as a music therapist including dates and overall evaluation of the applicant's ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety. If the applicant is in private practice, a letter from another practitioner with whom the applicant has referred clients will suffice. The letter must indicate dates of the referral relationship and an evaluation of the applicant's ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety. This document should be sent by the appropriate authority to the contact listed below.
Typically, applicants for reinstatement who have not been in active practice for longer than five years are required to complete a period of refresher training. Applicants to whom this applies will receive further information from the Department upon receipt of all required documentation.
Applications are only accepted online. To submit your reinstatement application online, you will need to know your current user ID and password in DPH's system. If you do not recall your user ID and password, you can use the recovery options as well as the 'Register' link. If you use the 'Register' link, please disregard the language under 'PLEASE READ' and select the 'NEXT' button at the bottom of the page. On the next screen, you will need to match your first name, last name and the last 4 digits of your SSN, create a new password and validate your email address. Once you are logged in, select 'Reinstatement Application' at the bottom left corner of the screen. Please select this link to submit your online application.
All supporting documentation should be forwarded from the source to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Music Therapist Therapist Licensing
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134