To be accredited by the CAMT, the music therapy candidate must, after obtaining their university degree, complete an internship of 1000 hours of practice supervised by an accredited music therapist, after which they apply to the Association for formal accreditation.
Once the internship is completed, the candidate must sign the Statement of Adherence, "Pass" their internship through Successful Intern Evaluations, and successfully complete the Certification Board for Music Therapists (MT-BC) exam. Once the CAMT has received and verified all of the above documents, MTA status will be granted.
In order to maintain status as an accredited music therapist (MTA), the music therapist must accumulate a minimum of 60 continuing education credits within each five-year cycle.
The accredited music therapist (MTA) is part of the professional community of music therapists committed to following the rules and regulations of the CAMT and AQM, in particular by adhering to the code of ethics of both organizations and by participating in the activities of the CAMT and AQM. In order to be protected against poor professional practice, the employer must ensure that the music therapist is accredited or is in process of being accredited by the CAMT.
How to pursue an internship? Read this CAMT file