Licensing Requirements

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

An applicant for licensure must:

Have earned a graduate degree in art therapy or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education, and

Hold a current credential or certification  as an art therapist (ATR-BC) from the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).

Documentation Requirements:

An applicant for art therapist license 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;

The Department will verify ATCB certification online.  If the applicant's involvement with this documentation requirement is necessary, the applicant will be contacted directly;

If applicable, verification of all art therapist licenses held, current or expired.  The purpose of the verification is to document license history including any disciplinary action taken.  Please contact the state in which you hold or have held an art therapist license and ask that they send written verification of the license to this office.

A completed application with photograph attached.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.  The application fee is $315. 

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