There are two levels of credentialing for dance/movement therapists:
The Registered-Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) represents attainment of a basic level of competence, signifying 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.
The Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT) credential can be obtained after the R-DMT is awarded, with additional requirements and experience. BC-DMT is the advanced level of dance/movement therapy practice, signifying both the second level of competence for the profession and the individual’s preparedness to provide training and supervision in dance/movement therapy, as well as engage in private practice.
NOTE: DMTCB Board Certification and Registry are national credentials. Licenses are awarded by individual states. Check licensing laws in your state to see how to qualify.