The American Art Therapy Association’s Online Learning Academy puts relevant courses at your fingertips, enabling you to develop competencies and keep abreast of new trends in the field while qualifying for continuing education hours. 


All educational sessions sponsored by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) are accepted for continuing education by the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).

American Art Therapy Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5760. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. American Art Therapy Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

AATA is also approved by the State of New York as a provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs) in New York.


The Online Learning Academy offers coursework focused on the following tracks:

  • Activism
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse
  • Art Therapy with Various Populations and Settings
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Autism
  • Childhood/Adolescents
  • Education & Supervision
  • Ethics
  • Forensics
  • Geriatrics
  • Grief/Mourning
  • Medical Settings
  • Multicultural
  • Professional Practice
  • Research/Evaluation
  • School Settings
  • Studio & Community
  • Technology
  • Theory & Assessment
  • Trauma

Click here to view the full course catalog and pricing. AATA members can receive a discount for continuing education courses by logging in with their MyAATA credentials. Upon successful completion of a course, participants can download, view and/or print copies of their Certificates by logging in to their Dashboard.

If you have questions, please contact the AATA National Office at continuinged@arttherapy.org.