- The credential MT-BC stand for Music Therapist Board Certified
- The licensure WMTR stands for Wisconsin Music Therapist Registered
- The certification NMT stands for Neurologic Music Therapist
- The certification HPMT stands for Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapist
A credential in music therapy (MT-BC) is issued by a third party with authoritative power (Certification Board for Music Therapists), and is proof of an individual’s qualification, capability and competence in the professional field of music therapy. Possessing a credential demonstrates to one’s community that the music therapist has been properly trained and is equipped to carry out his or her duties. To sit for the credential exam (board certification), an individual must meet the requirements set forth by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), which is currently (2018) a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from an AMTA approved school and 1200 clinical training hours.
Licensure is the state of Wisconsin’s grant of legal authority for a person with the MT-BC credential to practice professionally within the designated scope of practice. Learn more on our page ABOUT: Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy
Certification formally recognizes a music therapist’s additional qualifications in a certain subject. A certificate program results in a certificate of completion in a complicated music therapy subject matter beyond the educational degree. There are additional certifications, designations and training’s that music therapists obtain that are not listed on this website.