Certified Telehealth Practitioner (CTP)

The Certified Telehealth Practitioner (CTP) is a person who is licensed or certified to provide behavioral health services and has the necessary skills and abilities to deliver effective and safe services through telehealth technologies. CTPs work in a variety of settings and use one or more modes of technology to deliver services, with videoconferencing being a primary mode of care. Importantly, the CTP credential does not evaluate an individual’s competence to perform specific behavioral health services which are governed and regulated by their master license or credential.

Applicants must hold a state license or a recognized behavioral health credential in good standing.

The CTP credential designates competency in the domains of: Clinical Care in a Virtual Environment; Technology and Telepresence; and, Legal and Regulatory Issues in a Virtual Environment.

The “grandparenting period” is now closed. Beginning July 1, 2023, full application standards, including the CTP certification examination, are required.

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Application Requirements and Documents

Applying for certification is a multi-step process that requires you to submit information and supporting documentation directly to the FCB and to request documentation from other individuals, which they will need to submit directly to the FCB on your behalf.

Please carefully review all the credential documents below before applying for certification.

Application Fees

Fee Type

Fee Amount


Application Fee


One-time fee

If CTP credential is not earned within 12 months of application, a 12-month extension can be obtained with an extension fee.

Exam Fee


Fee is due with each exam attempt.

Biennial Renewal Fee


Fee is due every 24 months, on or before the CTP expiration date.

Application Extension Fee


Fee is assessed for each 12-month application extension request.


In the process of filling in the applicaiton you will be asked to select either a Licensed Professional of Standard certification. Each pathway results in a credential/certified status. Choose the correct pathway based on your current professional history. Applicants have met all standards and requirements at the time of application.

Certified Telehealth Practitioner (CTP)

DISCLAIMER: The CTP credential does not “authorize” practitioners to provide telehealth services. The credential is a demonstration of competency using telehealth strategies for service delivery within one’s scope of practice. Funders of behavioral health services (state, Medicaid, Medicare, insurance, etc.) may limit the types of services that fall within their payment guidelines, such as clinical services only. This credential offers no guarantee that practitioners holding the CTP credential will be able to bill for telehealth services nor does it allow provision of telehealth across state lines (which is dependent upon regulations in each state.)