Activity Director/Texas Certified Fact Sheet

EXAMINATION FOR ACTIVITY DIRECTOR CERTIFICATION (AD/TXC)

Goal of Certification:

The basic purpose of the Consortium’s certification program is to assure the general public and employing agency of the competence of therapeutic recreation and activity personnel by certifying that they meet basic and prescribed standards. This certification attests that an individual is qualified by training and experience to conduct and administer therapeutic recreation and/or activity services at a Activity Director level.

Goal of Certification:

The basic purpose of the Consortium’s certification program is to assure the general public and employing agency of the competence of therapeutic recreation and activity personnel by certifying that they meet basic and prescribed standards. This certification attests that an individual is qualified by training and experienced to conduct and administer therapeutic recreation and/or activity services at an Activity Director level.

Requirements for Certification

Track 1

  • A Completion of a High School Diploma or GED, AND
  • Successful completion of the following courses and accompany practitioner hours: (As approved by State requirement)
    • CTRAC Education Course for Activity Professionals Part I
    • CTRAC Education Course for Activity Professionals Part II

Track 2

  • A Completion of a High School Diploma or GED, AND
  • Successful completion of the following courses and accompany practitioner hours:  (As approved by State requirement)
    • Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP I) Part I
    • Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP II) Part II
  • Within two, (2) years of being granted certification must complete the following courses to maintain certification

*Completion of one approved course in Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

*Completion of one approved course in Therapeutic Recreation Programming*

  • NOTE: Eligibility for renewal of certification will depend on completion of required therapeutic recreation course work listed above.
  • (Approved courses are from an accredited university or CTRAC approved instructor)

 Examination and Certification Details:

The examination is given four times a year and given at several of locations throughout the state.  A passing score of 70% is required.  The reexamination fee is $50.00.

Certficant’s passing the examination are certified and valid for a two year period and must be renewed.  (Certficant’s with a “conditional” status; require additional requirements to be renewed.)  At the time of renewal an email notice will be sent and submission of two (2.0) continuing education unit’s (CEU’s),  equivalent academic credit, or 20 contact hours is required in order to maintain certification status and $75.00 renewal fee.

CEU’s may be earned by attending 2.0 continuing education courses/or 20 contact hours in the two (2) year period.

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Fees:
Application Fee: $75.00

Examination Fee: $50.00

  • Application Process:
    • Complete the application. Type or print information clearly.
    • Include Transcripts to verify all college and/or university coursework/units and verification of CEU’s as appropriate.
    • Mail completed application to:
      • CTRAC Office
        P.O. Box 682846
        Houston, Texas 77268

    Re-Certification:

    • The re-certification process will occur every two (2) years.
    • Two (2) continuing education units (CEU’s), or 20 contact hours from at least four areas of the Body of Knowledge are required.
      • Conferences and Workshops:  Continuing Education include professional workshops, conferences and other formal programs. List the total number of hours obtained in your two year cycle. Your continuing education content must relate to the knowledge areas of the CTRAC Body of Knowledge.
      • Academic Courses: Academic coursework must be taken at a college or university.
      • Publications: Articles, editorials, professional editing of textbooks, etc., that relate to therapeutic recreation/or activities. (This relates to Publications made by the applicants).
      • Presentations: Presentations made at professional conferences, workshops or programs.

Note: One (1) CEU = Ten (10) clock hours.  Activity Director Networking Meeting(s) are not acceptable unless official CEU’s are awarded by an authorized CEU agency, University, or college.

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