CTRAC Certification Body of Knowledge

NOTE:  CTRAC has an obligation to verify that CEU’s submitted for recertification are from a recognized CEU approval source.  CEU’s submitted that cannot be verified as being approved by a recognized source cannot be accepted.  CEU certificates must clearly list the approving organization’s name, provider CEU approval #, number of contact and/or CEU hours (example 20 contact hours=2.0 CEU’s), title, and presenter information.  CEU’s must cover 4 areas of CTRAC’s Body of Knowledge.  Check CTRAC website for other related criteria.  Submit questions to info@ctrac.org.

  • CEU’s must come from  four areas of the Body of Knowledge; and some areas will be limited:  safety in-house training (CPR, etc) limited to .5 or five hours
  • Online CEU’s limited to 1.0 or ten hours
  • Language courses:  foreign and sign language limited to 1.0 CEU’s or ten hours
  • Computers skills training limited to .5 CEU’s or five hours
  • Professional presentation limited to .1 CEU or one hour for each hours of the presentation, i.e., two hours presentations will be awarded two hours of continuing education credit:  maximum hours from presentations will be 1.0 or ten hours
  • Published works limited to 1.0 CEU or ten hours of continuing education credit.

Topics of Continuing Education

Advancement of TR/Activities Profession Human Development
  • Professionalism
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Recruiting and Retention of Volunteers
  • Publications
  • Professional Standards and Ethical Guidelines
  • Knowledge of Professional Associations  and Organizations
  • Human Development and Growth Throughout the Lifespan
  • Wellness and Self-Esteem
  • Leisure and Aging
  • Theories of Behavioral Change
  • Developmental Milestones
  • Attitudes and Motivation
  • Speech and Communication
Documentation Populations
  • Assessments- RBI/Activity Analysis,
  • Accreditation – JCAHO, CARF, CMS, etc.
  • Treatment Plans
  • Evaluation
  • Progress Notes/Charting/Reports
  • Computer Skills Training
  • Cognitive, Physical, Social, Emotional Disabilities, Mental Illness, Diseases
  • Diversity Factors (e.g., Social, Cultural, Educational, Financial, Geographical, Age, Ethnic, Gender)
Programming Management and Leadership
  • Individual and Group Program Development
  • Individual and Group Program Implementation
  • Individual and Group Program Evaluation
  • Leisure Education
  • Leisure Awareness
  • Knowledge of Adapted Equipment
  • Activity Analysis
  • Special Events Planning
  • Adapted Activities- Games, Arts & Crafts, etc.
  • Sensory Stimulation- Integration
  • Alternative Therapies- e.g., Music Therapy, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Aqua Therapy, Drama Therapy, Pet Therapy, etc.
  • Employee/Volunteer Recruitment, Interviewing, Hiring, Retention, Development, Recognition, Evaluation, Termination
  • Policy and Procedure Manuals
  • Time Management
  • Financial Planning, Budgeting, Billing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Grant Writing
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Consultant’s Education
  • Risk Management/Incident Reporting
  • Job Descriptions
  • Team Building
  • Resident Rights
  • HIPAA
  • Partnership Co-Op Programs
  • Computer Skills
  • Resident and Family Counseling
Treatment Modalities
  • Medication-Interactions, Implications, Side Effects, Impact on Leisure
  • Nutritional Services-Special Diets, Thickened Behavior Management- Coping Skills,
  • Behavior Modification Plans, Techniques for Behavior Modification (e.g., De-escalation, Redirection), Humor Therapy