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News: NCBRTL Compliance & Ethics Training- August 9th 8 am-12 pm


Dear NCBRTL Licensee,

How long has it been since you have taken NCBRTL Compliance and Ethics Training?

Did you know C&E is a requirement for all first-year licensees to take the training? It is also a great refresher and counts towards continuing education for all licenses. Licensees are encouraged to take Compliance and Ethics every three years.

COST: $60 for 4 hours of Continuing Education
NEXT TRAINING: Friday, August 9th, 8 AM-12 PM via Zoom.
  1. go to our website www.ncbrtl.org
  2. Select the “Licensees” tab, Log In
  3. Log In
  4. Select: “Pay and Register for Training.”  
  5. Click “Compliance and Ethics Box” and then select “August.”
  6. Enter your name into the signature box and select “go to payment.”
  7. Complete the steps for payment and check out.
  8. Once NCBRTL receives confirmation of your payment, a Zoom Link will be sent to you.
A Zoom invitation reminder and handouts will be emailed again on the day before the training.
For questions, please get in touch with Joan L. Sutton, MS, LRT, CTRS, CDP, FDRT

Executive Director NC Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure

336 212-1133






Prior to the current amendment, in 1987, the Therapeutic Recreation Certification Board was created for consumer protection. The original act offered title protection so individuals using "TRS" or "Therapeutic Recreation Specialist" were required to be certified by the Board. Many agencies did not use the title which allowed non-qualified people to practice recreational therapy. In Oct, 2005 an amendment was enacted to the Recreational Therapy Licensure Act, requiring individuals practicing recreational therapy in accordance with the professional standards of practice be licensed regardless of their job title. Recreational Therapists and Recreational Therapy Assistants in North Carolina must be licensed by the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy (NCBRTL).



To aid in the insurance of public protection, Chapter 90C requires individuals  meet minimal established requirements set forth by Administrative Rules and their application be reviewed by the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure (NCBRTL).  NCBRTL welcomes all out of state as well as NC residents to seek a license.  All applicants must submit an application, meet established educational requirements and be reviewed and approved by the Board prior to practicing in NC. All  CTRSs must complete the entire application process. NCBRTL reviews applications during the last week of each month.



NCBRTLs commitment to best practices requires practitioners stay current with healthcare practices through continuing education.  All licensees are required to maintain current contact with NCBRTL through Maintenance Applications,  Renewal and Continuing Education submissions. Renewal  and Continuing education documents are reviewed every two years .  Content must be linked to the NCTRC Job Analysis.   Licensees are expected to comply with professional code of ethics and report any disciplinary infractions or possible unsafe recreational therapy practice to NCBRTL.