Play Therapy Training Programs

Approved Training

Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute - APT Approved Provider 06-179, CAPT Approved Provider 09-104

Many participants come to us seeking specific training and continuing education credits in play therapy. For these individuals RMPTI offers a range of brief training/certificate programs. For those interested in becoming a Certified/Registered Play Therapist RMPTI provides a range of on-line and continuous face-to-face training programs. To assist in the process of selecting a training program that is right for you, view the video below and visit the different program pages. Each coloured stream offers a unique training option.


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Green Stream: Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills

Red Stream: Advanced Play Therapy (Green & Red Stream equals hours for registration with APT 150 hours)

Yellow Stream: Special Interest & Advanced Practitioner (Green + Red + Yellow for certification with CAPT 180 hours)

Play Therapy Supervisor – Post Certification

To become a Certified Play Therapist with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CAPT) you will need to complete 180 hours of play therapy training. To become a Registered Play Therapist with the Association for Play Therapy (APT) you will need to complete the equivalent of 150 hours of play therapy. Each colored stream offers a unique training option. Even if you are starting with the yellow stream (Intensive Specialized Certificates), there is a seamless pathway that can take you towards certification/registration.

International Training Opportunities

RMPTI courses, including online supervision and customized training programs, are available for delivery throughout the world by certified members of the core training team. In many cases, programs are organized as part of a collaborative partnership with a host organization. These programs can be provided at your site. International students are welcome to attend any of the training programs at the RMPTI site which occur regularly throughout the year.

Please click on the training calendar for more details.
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