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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.

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