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Associate Art Therapist Licensure



General Information

Before submitting the online application for licensure as an Associate Art Therapist (LAAT), both the applicant and the supervisor should carefully read the entire instructions, especially the art therapy experience and supervision requirements.

For details on post-Masters professional art therapy experience, see Post-Masters Art Therapy Experience Requirements.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


Requirements

In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks (CBC). Follow the instructions on the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted. Submit the forms and payment to the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). Do not send these forms to the Board office.
    • Allow at least four weeks for the SBI to send criminal history records to the Board office.
    • A new criminal background check is required even if the person recently had a criminal background check done for some other reason.
  • State/Jurisdiction Licensure Verification sent directly to the Board office from each state or jurisdiction in which you currently hold or have ever held a license.
  • An official transcript sent directly from your college/university to the Board office.
  • An Evaluation of Coursework form and a course catalog or course descriptions are needed when:
    • your graduate program of studies is not in the discipline of art therapy.
    • you do not have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in art therapy.

You must show that the degree you received encompasses the nine areas listed on the Evaluation of Coursework form.

  •  A Planned Direct Supervision form completed and signed by the approved clinical supervisor(s) whom you will complete your required hours under.
  •  A Planned Professional Art Therapy Experience form completed and signed by the administrative supervisor who can verify the hours of post-Master’s art therapy experience that you will receive while not under the direct supervision of an approved clinical supervisor. If you will have more than one period of experience, arrange for a separate form to be completed for each period of experience.

 


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