CTRS Verification Search

CTRS Verification Search

CTRS Verification Search

NCTRC is pleased to provide verification information about active Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists to consumers, employers, and practitioners of recreational therapy services.

Verification of certification may be necessary for a variety reasons, such as for agency employment records, a job application background check, or accreditation agency compliance including CARF and the Joint Commission. For a written verification or specific information about potential disciplinary issues, please contact NCTRC at nctrc@nctrc.org.

This Registry is for general information only. The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification certifies that the information for the verification function of this website is maintained solely by NCTRC staff. NCTRC performs daily updates to the website, and considers the website to be a secure, primary source for verification of certification. Although NCTRC will seek to keep the registry up-to-date and accurate, NCTRC does not warrant or guarantee against any damages resulting from inaccurate or incomplete information that may be provided herein.


To initiate the verification process:

Please begin the verification process by visiting our CTRS Verification Search Portal and inserting the necessary information. Searching by last name only may not yield an exact match. If at all possible use the certification number of the individual to ensure an exact match. If no match is found, this may indicate that either the individual is not actively certified or the information entered is not accurate. Please contact NCTRC if you experience any difficulty with the verification procedure.