How to Apply

If you would like to apply as a Music Therapist, it is required that you file with the Secretary of State and renew 2 years. Review the requirements and the step-by-step guide below. 

  • You must submit all the required documentation and fees in order to be considered for licensure. 
  • See specific instructions for application depending on license and application type. 
  • Renewal is completed online and is required by March 31st of even numbered years.  

Select your application type to view instructions on how to apply: 

Music Therapy Licensure Checklist

Restoration Checklist

Renewal Checklist

After you Apply – What to Expect

  • Processing Time – Applications are generally processed within 15 business days of receipt, excluding weekends and holidays. Applications are individually evaluated by the Board in order of date received, and processing times can vary based on individual circumstances and volume. 
    • If you receive a deficiency letter, your 15 day count restarts when the Board receives your correct and complete documentation.
    • Please Note – Incomplete applications may be withdrawn if noted deficiencies are not satisfied within 60 days of said notification. If your application is withdrawn, you will be required to restart the application process to be considered for licensure, to include submission of all required documents and fees. 
    • Completed applications will be initially reviewed by Board staff and may be reviewed by the Board at an upcoming Board Meeting. Applications must be complete and received at least 15 days prior to a Board Meeting to be added to that meeting’s agenda. Otherwise, the application will be reviewed at the next Board meeting.
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  • Keep Your Contact Info Up to Date
    • Be sure the email address you include for yourself on your application is correct and current. Email is the primary means of communication used by the Board.  
    • Additionally, it is important for applicants/licensees to update their email address with the Board just as they would update their physical and mailing addresses.
  • Wait For It
    • You may not legally perform services until you hold an active license. 
    • Staff will communicate with you regarding the status of your application.

Fees

Certificate application

$100

Restoration

$150

Renewal

$50

Verification of licensure

$35

Processing Fees - Effective 3/15/2022

  • Online processing fee: $5.00
  • Mail-In processing fee: $10.00

Music Therapy Licensure Checklist

If you have passing scores for the examination for board certification offered by CBMT (Certification Board for Music Therapist) or any successor organization and evidence of current certification by CBMT, apply for Music Therapist Licensure.

Restoration Checklist

Licensees with an expired license may submit an application for restoration of licensure within one (1) year following the expiration date of the license.

Renewal Checklist

Once issued, licenses renew on March 31st of even numbered years.

How to File

To file online:

Once your checklist is completed, please create an account and upload all documents through the online portal.

To file by mail: 

Once your checklist is completed, please mail all documents to: 

Georgia Board of Music Therapy
237 Coliseum Drive 
Macon, Georgia 31217 

Contact

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Related Resources

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