GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Recreational Therapist Certification Duration Statistics

Recreational therapist certification programs typically last between 4-6 years, depending on the level of education and any additional specialization desired.

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"Continuing education requirements for certification renewal include 50 hours over five years."

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"Certification eligibility includes at least a bachelor's degree and specific course work related to therapeutic recreation."

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"60% of employers require NCTRC certification for job applicants."

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"Approximately 40% of candidates complete their certification within 1.5 years post-graduation."

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"Practical experience hours required for certification range between 300 and 600 hours depending on the state."

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"The average annual salary of a certified recreational therapist is $48,000."

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"Students who complete internships in hospital settings account for 55% of overall internship placements."

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"The pass rate for the NCTRC certification exam is 82%."

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"Some graduate-level certification programs can be completed in as little as one year."

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"80% of certification candidates pass their exam on their first try."

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"Online programs for recreational therapy certifications typically span 1-2 years."

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"Certification renewal for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) must occur every 5 years."

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"The average time to complete a recreational therapist certification is 2 years."

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"Only 10% of recreational therapists focus exclusively on geriatric populations."

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"Over 70% of certification programs require completion of an internship lasting between 12 to 24 weeks."

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"The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) requires at least 560 hours of supervised internship."

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"Roughly 30% of recreational therapists hold a master's degree."

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"25% of candidates seeking certification do so immediately after completing their internships."

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"Most students complete their bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation in 4 years prior to certification."

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"The certification examination fee for NCTRC is $325."

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