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Recreational Therapy FAQ

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding recreational therapy and recreational therapy licensure.

What are the credentials I can list after my name once I am licensed?

Do I need my National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) certification to renew my license?

How many continuing education unit hours do I need to renew my license?

What is the criteria for earning continuing education?

back to topWhat are the credentials I can list after my name once I am licensed?

Your license lists Recreational Therapist (RT) as the credential after your name. This is because the law says the Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals licenses Recreational Therapists.

RSA 326-J:3, II states: "Licensed recreational therapists may use the letters ""TR"", ""TRS"" and ""CTRS/L"" in connection with their name or place of business."

back to topDo I need my National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) certification to renew my license?

Yes. Rec 402.06 Required Documents "An applicant for licensure renewal shall include in his or her application packet (c) states: "A photocopy of the applicant's currently valid NCTRC certificate or wallet card."

back to topHow many continuing education unit hours do I need to renew my license?

30 hours earned within the biennium.

back to topWhat is the criteria for earning continuing education?

See Rec 405 Maintenance of Continuing Education for complete details.


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152