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2016 Mid-Year Conference

February 7–9, 2016

San Antonio, Texas

Overview of NCTRC Recertification and Specialty Certification Programs

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:30 AM–10:00 AM CST
Trinity (30 Classroom)
Session Description

This session provides an in depth coverage of recertification standards and requirements. Continuing education and professional experience will be described in detail. This session will also introduce the NCTRC Specialty Certification Program that was developed to formally recognize CTRS’s who have acquired advanced knowledge and experience in specific practice settings.

Learning Outcomes - Provide three measurable learning objectives for the session that relate to the NCTRC Job Anaylsis.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to describe the NCTRC CTRS recertification standards including the two components, interpretive guidelines and necessary hours required for recertification.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to comprehend and describe the purpose of the Specialty Certification Program, including the entry qualifications and application process.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to comprehend and describe the recertification requirements of the Specialty Certification program as related to the existing NCTRC Recertification Program.

Detailed Session Outline - Include time spent on each portion of the outline. An example is given in the help text.

1. Introductions – 10 minutes

a. Learning objectives

b. NCTRC Mission

2. Where Do NCTRC Standards Come From? – 5 minutes

3. Job Analysis –10 minutes

a. Job tasks

b. Knowledge Areas

4. How To Maintain CTRS Credential – 10 minutes

a. Annual Renewal

b. Recertification

5. Recertification Process – 10 minutes

a. Paths to Recertification

b. Continuing education

i. Documentation

ii. Interpretive guidelines

c. Professional Work Experience

d. Reexamination

6. NCTRC Specialty Certification Standards – 10 minutes

7. Application Process – 10 minutes

8. Maintaining NCTRC Specialty Certification – 10 minutes

a. Annual Maintenance

b. Recertification

9. Standards Hearing Committee Appeal   - 5 minutes

10. Summary – 5 minutes

11. Closing – 5 minutes

NCTRC Job Analysis.

Advancement of the Profession: Professionalism, Credential maintenance/ professional competencies, PR/promotion/marketing

Target Audience
Mid-Career Professionals
Seasoned Professionals


Robin McNeal, NCTRC