To be awarded the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) certificate, the candidate must meet the eligibility requirements and pass a knowledge-based exam. When the candidate is awarded the CTRS credential, it serves as evidence that the individual, through knowledge and experience, has met NCTRC's minimum CTRS Certification Standards. The award of the CTRS certificate is a limited license to use the titles of "Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist™" and "CTRS®" subject to NCTRC's Certification Standards.
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Candidates are eligible to register for the NCTRC certification exam if they are in compliance with NCTRC's Certification Standards, including the Prerequisites, and they have been found by NCTRC to meet all professional eligibility requirements through either the academic or equivalency path.