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Membership Categories and Criterias 

Since 1985, ATRA represents the profession of Recreation Therapy in the province of Alberta. ATRA supports over 700 members in the delivery of competent, safe and ethical health care service to Albertans. If you are practicing, managing, instructing, enrolled as a therapeutic recreation student or would like to support the profession, ATRA welcomes your application for membership.

ATRA accepts applications for three different membership categories. Please review the three categories and select the category that meets your needs.

  • Professional: Apply for this cateogry if you are a new graduate, new to ATRA, currently practicing, supervising, teaching or returning to practice after a LOA of 3 consecutive years and who meet acadmeic and clinical placement requriements. Please be advised that effective March 31, 2018, "Non-practicing" status will no longer apply to the Professional Membership category.
  • Student: Apply for this category if you are taking one or more courses towards the completion of a diploma, post graduate certificate, bachelors / masters / doctorate degree whose title contains Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation & Leisure Studies. Note: ATRA professional members who continue to work in therapeutic recreation while taking courses are expected to maintain Professional Membership.
  • Supporting: Apply for this category if you are interested in furthering the objectives of ATRA and are not eligible for Professional or Student Membership. 

Disclaimer: Membership applications may be deferred, refused or conditions imposed if the renewal applicant does not meet membership criteria.'

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