(1) In order to obtain the TRT licensure in Utah, the student must complete 90 hours of structured education under the instruction and direction of a licensed MTRS. This course fulfills this requirement.
(2) A TRT is required to complete an approved practicum, which means 125 hours of field work experience to be completed over a duration of not more than nine months under the direction of a licensed MTRS or TRS supervisor*****(see below) that includes: (a) a minimum of 20 hours of direct face to face supervision of programming, documentation and treatment intervention by the MTRS or TRS supervisor;
********A TRT may perform recreational therapy services if: under the supervision of a master therapeutic recreation specialist or a therapeutic recreation specialist employed full-time and on-site in the same hospital, clinic, or facility; or (ii) in consultation with a master therapeutic recreation specialist*******
(3) Applicants for licensure as a TRT shall pass both the Therapeutic Recreation Technician Theory Examination with a
minimum score of 70% and the Therapeutic Recreation Technician Laws and Rules Exam with a minimum score of 75%.
Applicants for licensure as a TRT who fail the Therapeutic Recreation Technician Theory Examination three consecutive
times must repeat the educational coursework.
A TRT applicant shall pass the examinations and apply for licensure after completion of the 125 practicum hours and must do so within the same nine month period referred to in that Subsection.
A TRT applicant who does not complete the education, practicum and examinations within nine months is not eligible to
be employed as a TRT in a therapeutic recreation department.
A TRT student who does not seek licensure within two years after completion of the education course shall retake the
education, practicum and pass the examination prior to applying for licensure.