• At least 3 core Therapeutic Recreation Courses – A core Therapeutic Recreation (TR) course will have TR in the title on your academic transcript.
Recognition agreements exist with the following provincial organizations and their respective membership categories. If you are a member of BCTRA, ATRA, or TRO in one the membership categories listed below, you do not need to complete the CTRA Academic Requirements Form.
BCTRA – Professional, ATRA – Registered Professional, TRO – R/TRO. Please provide your respective provincial association registration number.
As per CTRA Joint agreement with ATRA and BCTRA – professional members have to be registered with ATRA and BCTRA.
Please note: For Recreation Therapists who have been practicing for a substantial period of time, (generally 10+ years) other health related degree titles may be considered, although extra Therapeutic Recreation coursework may be required. Also, Recreation Therapists who were awarded provincial grandfathered membership are also invited to register as professional members. Please indicate when and where grandfathered membership was awarded.
Supporting Members – Individuals who are interested in furthering the objectives of CTRA and therapeutic recreation, but are ineligible to be a professional or student member or Individuals who are eligible to be a professional member, but have since retired from the field of Therapeutic Recreation.
Student Members – Individuals who are pursuing a diploma or baccalaureate degree in therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy/recreation/leisure services.