Are you wondering what the difference is between TRO’s designations (R/TRO and R/TRO DIP) and the CTRS© credential offered through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)? If you answer “Yes”, you are likely not alone!
Let us explore some similarities and differences among TRO’s registration designations and NCTRC’s certification credential.
What do they have in common?
How do they differ?
|R/TRO & R/TRO DIP
For more information about TRO registration designations visit: www.trontario.org
For more information about the certification with NCTRC visit: www.nctrc.org
Did you know?
- R/TRO/TRO DIP means an individual is registered with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario
- The R/TRO DIP was formulated to showcase the second educational pathway (other than degree) that is available to TR practitioners within Ontario AND that TRO needed to define this pathway in support of advocating for the diploma prepared practitioners
- The TRO designations offer an academic pathway (Path A) to students from schools that have voluntary submitted their curriculum for review in Sept 2015 and beyond. This means that those students have the opportunity to make up all of their practical experience hours during placements without needing to gain additional points in work experience post-graduation.
- CTRS applicants can submit for their registration with TRO at a reduced cost and fewer supporting documents provided they produce a copy of their current certification with NCTRC
- CTRS stands for Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and is the credential granted through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification – it cannot be interchanged with CTRA which is our Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association