Summary of NCTRC Response to COVID-19 Related to Certification Standards, Interpretive Guidelines, and Financial Assistance Programs


  • Anne Richard NCTRC



To provide a measured, data-driven response to the changes COVID-19 brought about that also reflects the organizational mission of protecting the public, NCTRC used feedback and guidance from the profession, legal counsel, and accreditation bodies within the credentialing industry to increase access to certification and support for applicants and certificants. The NCTRC financial assistance programs were heavily promoted, and changes were made to certification standards and interpretive guidelines related to internships, access to the CTRS exam, and options to regain certification for those outside the re-entry period.