Practising Certificate Renewals Due NowPosted on: Friday, 16 February 2018

A reminder that practising certificate renewal applications are due no later than 5pm on Thursday 1st March 2018 – application forms and fees can be found here.


To renew your practising certificate please complete the following steps:

  • complete the Application Form for renewal of your practising certificate
  • complete the Supervision Log Form and arrange for the Log to be signed by your supervisor
  • complete the CPD Log and sign it. Arrange for your CPD Log to be peer-reviewed and signed
  • pay the fee for renewal of your practising certificate to the MThNZ bank account
  • send your completed Application together with the Supervision and CPD Logs by email to the Registrar (email: by 5pm on 1 March 2018.

Any applications received after 5pm on 1 March 2018 will not be processed at the Board’s April 2018 meeting and may need to wait for consideration until the Board’s April 2019 meeting. Any questions about submitting applications, including the timeframe, need to be forwarded to the Registrar before 5pm on 1 March 2018.  A late penalty for processing will apply for applications received after this date.


Application forms and fees can be found on the Music Therapy New Zealand website:


It is important that you apply to renew your practising certificate if you are currently practising as a Registered Music Therapist in New Zealand. All Registered Music Therapists are responsible to ensure they hold a current practising certificate alongside their registration certificate.  This informs your employer and the public that you have completed an appropriate level of continued professional development and hours of practice to maintain your competence as a Registered Music Therapist (RMTh).


If you are no longer practising as a Music Therapist in New Zealand and therefore do not require a practising certificate, please contact the Registration Board to explain your situation.


The NZ Music Therapy Registration Board has created an accessible database of NZ RMTh who offer supervision. There is a section of the Renewal of Practising Certificate Application Form that can be completed if you wish to be included on the database for 2018. This database will be reviewed and updated annually by the Registrar of the Registration Board.


Please contact the Registrar if you have any questions: Anna Reilly


Please note:  There are separate processes and fee for registration as a Music Therapist and for professional membership of Music Therapy NZ.  We encourage Registered Music Therapists to also join MThNZ  - further information is available from or from the MThNZ Administrator: