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.

CTP 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.

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.)

CTP Application Documents

All applicants use the same online application (Standard); however, the requirements for the types of supporting information for various categories of applicants (such as private practitioners) vary in each section of the application. Please carefully review all of the credential documents before applying for certification.


Mandatory Forms – Select form(s)based on your application type (Standard Applicant or Private Practitioner)

How to Apply

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an online account.
  2. Create an electronic application for certification (from your online account).
    • Complete all required fields of information.
    • Upload required documents.
    • Pay the certification fee.
  3. Provide mandatory forms to eligible people to complete and submit to FCB on your behalf.

Key Information

  1. You can expect to be contacted by your FCB Certification Specialist within 30 days of submitting your online application and fee payment.
  2. The credential is awarded after all requirements have been submitted and approved.