This credential is optional and may be applied for after the educational requirements for the RDT have been completed. It will be helpful to show employers who need verification of your drama therapy education and that you are working toward your credential. It will also set us up for success in the fight for state licensure and support individuals in states where drama therapy is less known.

The interim credential application is in two parts. Part A of the application should be completed for the interim credentialing after the educational requirements have been completed. You will then fill out Part B when you have completed your experience hours. If you are applying for full RDT credentialing fill out the traditional application.

To apply to become a P-RDT:

  • Click here to fill out the 2022 Provisional Registered Drama Therapist PART A Application (P-RDT Part A)
  • Click here to fill out the 2022 Provisional Registered Drama Therapist PART B Application (P-RDT Part B)

List below are forms to upload in the online forms links above:

If you have multiple forms please upload them as 1 document in the online submission above.


The application deadlines for the credentialing cycles are March 15th and August 15th each year.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for our Volunteer Registry Committee Team to review all applications. Letters will be generally sent out in the second week of May for March 15th cycle and the second week of October for August 15th cycle.