State_Certification_RTAR_Application

State_Certification_RTAR_Application - California Board of...

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California Board of Recreation and Park Certification RTAR-RECREATION THERAPIST ASSISTANT REGISTRATION GOALS OF CERTIFICATION: The basic purpose of the Board’s certification program is to assure the general public and employing agency of the competence of recreation and park professionals and paraprofessionals by certifying that they meet prescribed standards. The Recreation Therapist Assistant Registration is designed to certify that an individual is qualified through training and experience to conduct and administer therapeutic recreation services at a paraprofessional level. REQUIREMENTS (select one): OPTION A 1. Completion of an approved National Therapeutic Recreation Society 750-hour Training Program for therapeutic recreation personnel verified by an official certificate of completion. Note : Applicants using this option do not need to complete fieldwork experience beyond that which is included in the 750-hour program. OR OPTION B 1. Completion of at least 18 semester units, or 24 quarter units of academic coursework which shall include: a. A minimum of two courses (each course at least 3 semester units) dealing exclusively with therapeutic recreation content: one must be a therapeutic recreation introduction course; the other may be an additional therapeutic recreation course or an approved 36-hour training course. b. A minimum of 12 semester units, or 18-quarter units of supportive coursework selected from recreation and related areas (psychology, sociology, the sciences, human services and activity skill classes). 2. Completion of a 360-hour fieldwork experience in a clinical, residential or community-based therapeutic recreation program while enrolled in a college or university fieldwork course, or completion of a minimum of 1500 hours of paid and/or voluntary experience in a clinical, residential or community-based therapeutic recreation program. Note: Special documentation is required to describe work experience content. OR OPTION C 1. Completion of an Associate of Arts Degree or higher from an accredited educational institution with a major in recreation or a related area (art, music, dance, gerontology, psychology, physical education and other human services) which shall include: a. A minimum of two courses (each course at least 3 semester units) dealing exclusively with therapeutic recreation content: one must be a therapeutic recreation introduction course; the other may be an additional therapeutic recreation course or an approved 36-hour training course. 2.
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