We are pleased to be offering certification to those wishing to become registered play therapists. You can become a British Columbia Registered Play Therapist (BCRPT) or a British Columbia Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (BCRPT-S). You will find all the information that you need below for BCRPT certification.
What to submit for BCRPT: application form + applicable fee (see application form) and all accompanying paper work. See checklist on application form to verify all documentation is included. Once received and reviewed, we will send you a PayPal invoice for the appropriate fee.
When complete, the form and documents can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Certification, BC Play Therapy Association, PO Box 19009 4th Ave Post Office, Vancouver, BC, V6K 4R8.If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Applications accepted year round.
Updates to Training Hours (CEs) needed for Certification as BCRPT:
BCRPT play therapy training CE requirements now state that the 180 CE hours can be in person or online, with a maximum of 50 of those online hours being pre-recorded online trainings.
Updates to Training Hours (CEs) needed for Certification as BCRPT-S:
BCRPT-S supervisor training CE requirements now specify that the 12 hours of supervision training (with a minimum of 2 hours play therapy-specific supervisor training) can be online training with a maximum of 9 hours being pre-recorded online training.
These amendments will be reviewed once the covid-19 pandemic is over.
Please see the certification guide to help with the application and you can also visit out Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to commonly asked question.
CE Renewal Forms
All members holding a BCRPT or BCRPT-S designation are required to submit proof of having completed the necessary number of CEs every three years. Here are the forms needed to submit your hours.