The membership period is from May 1st to April 30th.
Membership renewal and Registry fees are due by May 1st each year.


Graduates of theatre/drama programs or drama therapists who are using drama for educational and therapeutic purposes.

Annual Dues: $60 USD

Member 65+

Members 65 or older. Proof of status is required (copy of driver's license or equivalent).
Please note that members age 65 or older who hold the RDT credential will need to renew as a professional RDT if they would like to continue using the RDT credential.

Annual Dues: $50 USD

Student/Alternative Training Student

All Student accounts are placed in a pending status upon joining the NADTA.

  • First Year University Program Students: Proof of current student status is required.(School ID)
  • First Year Alternative Training Students: A one time $80.00 application fee and a copy of their signed initial Alterative Learning Contract is required. 

Annual Dues: $40 USD


Schools, theatres, and other organizations that use drama for educational and therapeutic purposes. This category entitles two members of the organization to attend NADTA conferences at the member rate.

Annual Dues: $105 USD

Registry Categories

(Annual membership dues are included in the registry renewal fee)

Professional RDT

Registered drama therapists who have successfully completed the RDT application process and may use the initials RDT; have a masters degree in drama therapy, theatre, or behavioral science; drama/theatre training; supervised clinical training; and extensive work experience in the field of drama therapy.

Annual Dues: $100 USD

Professional RDT/BCT

Individuals who have been RDT's for at least five years and have successfully completed the application process to be Board Certified as a Teacher/Trainer/Mentor (BCT).

Annual Dues: $120 USD