DMTCB has converted its application and filing paperwork to an electronic process in order to modernize our operation, make it easier for professionals to use, and to reduce our carbon footprint. 

New applicants and those credentialed who need to provide updates to DMTCB will utilize both online forms (found under the appropriate DMTCB section), as well as upload materials via the new website's CE Tracker (serving as your professional credential repository and online transcript).    

Like any new process, we are here to assist those who may experience any difficulties or have questions.  Please contact the ADTA National Office at [email protected] or (518) 704-3636. 

Requirement or additional questions regarding attaining your credential should be sent to the DMTCB  at [email protected]. 

Thank you. 

Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT)

Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) acknowledges the attainment of a basic level of competence in dance/movement therapy, achieved through the completion of dance/movement therapy education and training.  The R-DMT signifies both the first level of entry into the profession and the individual’s preparedness for employment as a dance/movement therapist within a clinical and/or educational setting.

How to attain the R-DMT: 

ADTA Approved Graduate Programs meet all of the educational requirements for the Registered Dance/Movement Therapy (R-DMT) credential. The ADTA approves programs that meet the requirements described in the ADTA Approval Standards for Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Programs. Graduates from Approved Programs are recognized by the DMTCB and granted the R-DMT upon completion of the R-DMT Approved Program Application.

The ADTA and Dance/Movement Therapy Certification Board also recognize an Alternate Route to dance/movement therapy registry (R-DMT). The Alternate Route requires a masters degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher learning in combination with specific general training and dance/movement therapy coursework, a fieldwork experience and a DMT internship.

ANNUAL CREDENTIAL RENEWAL: Certificants holding the R-DMT must renew their credential and pay the annual fee through their ADTA Membership Renewal or the Annual Credential Renewal Form.  

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Certificants holding the R-DMT must complete 50 hours of Continuing Education every 5 years.

RECERTIFICATION: Every 5 years, Certificants are required to recertify. 10% of all DMTs who recertify are randomly selected to be audited. 


Click here for information on current educational opportunities. Read the R-DMT Applicant Handbook for detailed information on R-DMT requirements:

R-DMT Handbook

Information for Alternate Route Students 

Online Application Forms 

R-DMT Approved Program Application

R-DMT Application for Alternate Route and Other DMT Programs 

Support Documentation Forms 

Evaluation and Documentation 

Fieldwork Verification