NW Art Therapy

For the Public

As of January 1, 2020 Oregon will have an Art Therapy license. This means that for a clinician to be able to use the term Art Therapist and to be able to practice Art Therapy they will need to be licensed to ensure that they have completed the training required to practice Art Therapy.


There are two Art Therapy licenses: Licensed Art Therapist (LAT) and Licensed Certified Art Therapist (LCAT). An art therapist with either license has graduated from a Master's degree program in Art Therapy or has met the equivalency and has completed post-graduate clinical supervision hours. An LCAT Art Therapist has also passed a national board certification exam in Art Therapy.


All Art Therapists listed on NWArtTherapy have their license or are awaiting their licensing application to be processed by the state in early 2020.


For Oregon's Art therapists

Every Art Therapist in Oregon who is practicing Art Therapy or supervising Art Therapy interns must be licensed as of January 1, 2020. To be able to call yourself an Art Therapist and to practice Art Therapy you must be licensed. Applications for licensure will be available on December 1, 2019 from the Oregon Health Licensing Office.


Sign up to receive information as it becomes available from the Oregon Health Licensing Office by filling out this form.


Please read the Oregon Health Licensing Office's administration rules about the license here.


Questions? Call the Oregon Health Licensing Office information line 503-378-8667


Click below to sign up to get information and read the ORS rules.

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