The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification examination, commonly known as the NCTRC exam, is a comprehensive assessment for men and women who want to enter this rapidly-expanding field. The organization of TR/RT content area covers TR service design and administrative tasks.
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With respect to TR service design, the NCTRC exam covers:
- program design relative to population served
- types of service delivery systems
- role and function of other health and human service professions and of interdisciplinary approaches
- documentation procedures for program accountability and payment for services
- methods for interpretation of progress notes, observations, and assessment results
As for administrative tasks, the exam covers:
- quality improvement guidelines and techniques
- components of agency or TR/RT service plan of operation
- personnel, intern, and volunteer supervision and management
- payment system
- facility and equipment management
- budgeting and fiscal responsibility
In the advancement of the profession section, the NCTRC exam covers the historical development of TR/RT, accreditation standards and regulations, professional behavior and professional development, and the requirements for TR/RT credentialing. It also includes discussion of advocacy for persons served; legislation and regulations; professional standards and ethical guidelines; and public relations, promotion, and marketing.
In addition, this section includes discussion of methods, resources, and references for maintaining and upgrading professional competencies; professional associations and organizations; partnership between higher education and direct service providers to provide internships and to produce, understand, and interpret research; and the value of continuing education and in-service training.
The NCTRC exam was developed by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.
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by Enoch Morrison | Last Updated: January 9, 2019