CE Contact Hours

Attainment of Play Therapy Instruction Hours

A total of up to 15 non-contact hours are provided from attending the Summer Institute. Each workshop is worth 3 non-contact CE hours. For the purpose of Criteria Verification Forms for RPT Credentialing Applications, please refer to individual workshop descriptions for what each covers.

For those working on the attainment of instructional hours towards credentialing:

Effective May 15, 2020 through August 31, 2020, APT Approved Providers may temporarily offer "contact" hours for online continuing education if the training meets all of the conditions set forth by APT. Although our webinars are offered via a synchronous telehealth format with interactive capabilities and meet the two hour minimum, they are not limited to 40 participants or less. Therefore, in accordance with Approved Provider Standards, our 2020 Summer Institute presentations are non-contact hours.

For those already credentialed:

APT is temporarilty allowing any registrant with continuing education due between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020, to submit all non-contact training hours to fulfill the 18 hours of play therapy continuing education. 

For complete details, please refer to APT at www.a4pt.org


The Center for Play Therapy is approved by the following organizations/boards and the contact hours can be applied towards licensure, certification, and registered credentials for:

  • APT Approved Provider 95-004
  • Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor: Provider #2283
  • Texas State Board of Social Workers: Provider #6720
  • Texas State Board of Marriage & Family Therapists: Provider #828
  • National Board of Certified Counselors: Provider #3016

University of North Texas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3016. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The University of North Texas is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For CE hours, please notify the Center for Play Therapy. CE hours are granted through the Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning, UNT.