Are you planning on applying for Alternate Route (AR) R-DMT or BC-DMT certification this year (deadline: Jan 15, 2024)?
Note: the website and application forms are being revised and updated. (Estimated completion date: mid-October 2023). Please be patient: you will not be able to access application materials prior to the completion of these updates.
If you have questions about the AR-R-DMT or BC-DMT application process, contact the ADTA office ([email protected]).

DMTCB has converted its application and filing paperwork to an electronic process in order to modernize our operation, make it easier for professionals to use, and to reduce our carbon footprint. 

New applicants and those credentialed who need to provide updates to DMTCB will utilize both online forms (found under the appropriate DMTCB section), as well as upload materials via the new website's CE Tracker (serving as your professional credential repository and online transcript).    

Like any new process, we are here to assist those who may experience any difficulties or have questions regarding the electronic form process.  Please contact the ADTA National Office at [email protected] or (518) 704-3636. Thank you.

Requirement or additional questions regarding attaining your credential should be sent to the DMTCB  at [email protected]. 

Thank you. 


Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT)

The BC-DMT credential acknowledges the attainment of the advanced, Board Certified level of dance/movement therapy practice. It privileges the practitioner to provide Dance/Movement Therapy through independent practice. This standard may be used by academic institutions as the required standard for both teaching and supervision as well.

How to obtain the BC-DMT:

  • Read and follow the procedures outlined in the BC-DMT Handbook
  • Fill out the BC-DMT Application
  • Have Employers and Supervisors upload supporting documentation
  • Pay the Application Fee online
Click Here for the BC-DMT Application - Deadline is January 15th, 2023
Supporting Documentation Forms (Send link to Employers, Supervisors
and those writing Letters of Recommendation)
Important information


ANNUAL CREDENTIAL RENEWAL: Certificants holding the BC-DMT must renew their credential and pay the annual fee through their ADTA Membership Renewal or the Annual Credential Renewal Form.  

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Certificants holding the BC-DMT must complete 100 hours of Continuing Education every 5 years. RECERTIFICATION: Every 5 years, Certificants are required to recertify.  All CE’saccrued towards the R-DMT may be transferred to the BC-DMT.  10% of allDMTs who recertify are randomly selected to be audited.  If audited, they will berequired to show documented proof for each CE activity they are submitting.