Are you planning on applying for Alternate Route (AR) R-DMT or BC-DMT certification this year (deadline: Jan 15, 2024)?
Note: the website and application forms are being revised and updated. (Estimated completion date: mid-October 2023). Please be patient: you will not be able to access application materials prior to the completion of these updates.
If you have questions about the AR-R-DMT or BC-DMT application process, contact the ADTA office ([email protected]).

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.

Please Read Review the R-DMT Handbook

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.

Approved Programs R-DMT Application

Alternate Route to Registered Dance/movement Therapist (R-DMT)

The Alternate Route requires

  • A masters degree (or higher) from an accredited institution of higher
  • Specific general training and dance/movement therapy coursework
  • A fieldwork experience and a DMT internship.
  • Applications for Alternate Route are accepted once a year on January 15th 
  • For additional information on Alternate Route Applications, please refer to the R-DMT Handbook.
Supporting Documentation
Alternate Route R-DMT Application
Important Information


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.