AMTA_LOGO_NT_finalThe American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) is a nonprofit organization that advances awareness and increases access in the field of music therapy. AMTA was founded in 1998 as a union between the National Association for MT and the American Association of MT. The mission of AMTA is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

Offers extensive information on music therapy from FAQ sheets to resources to accredited colleges and universities.

Educates facilities on music therapy and provides support materials to families and facilities


The Certification Board for Music TherapistsCBMT Logo

The Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) was established in 1983 and provides national certification and recertification (through the use of a board examination and CEU’s) to music therapists who have completed all requirements (including the completion of a music therapy program at an accredited college and internship) as established and set forth by AMTA to practice music therapy.

CBMT is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), a subsidiary of the NOCA.

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