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NICU-MT Certificate

Why obtain your NICU-MT Certificate?

The treatment and medical care of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a specialized area that benefits from those who have had the advantage of specific, evidence-based training and education within the NICU setting. The NICU-MT Certificate provides a unique experience comprised of three training components. Together the NICU-MT class, hands on clinical fieldwork, readings, and final exam equip participants to confidently apply targeted music therapy interventions for infants and families in the NICU.

Cost and Benefits

NICU-MT Class$2408
Clinical Fieldwork$310 + travel costs and training site personal clearances16
Readings & Exams$506

How to acquire your NICU-MT Certificate?



Our eight-hour NICU-MT class begins with a strong foundational overview of infant development beginning from the 3rd trimester. With an emphasis on safe and effective infant stimulation, as well as a thorough review of literature that emphasizes the incredible benefits of music therapy from birth to childhood.

March 20, 2024 from 9-6pm – SER-AMTA Regional Conference
Registration is available via the SER Conference page

October 25 & 26, 2024 – stay tuned for registration!


Clinical Fieldwork

During our two-day clinical fieldwork, participants will be trained on the compelling step-by-step hands-on application of Multimodal Neurologic Enhancement and of the Pacifier Activated Lullaby (PAL®). Our program combines resources for program development, familial support, infants with NAS, and individualized feedback pertaining to participant’s specific needs or interests.

Applications can be sent to
Processing takes an average of two weeks.

Clinical Fieldwork Application

2024 Upcoming Opportunities

Date Location Deadline
January 18 – 19 Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare December 8, 2023
February 22-23 Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare January 19
April 25 – 26 Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare March 15
August 15 – 16 Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare July 12
October 17 – 18 Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare September 13
June 6 – 7 Children’s Mercy Kansas City April 25
October 25-26 Children’s Mercy Kansas City September 12
February 8 – 9 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hospital December 14, 2023
March 14 – 15 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hospital January 18
April 18 – 19 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hospital February 22
May 16 – 17 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hospital March 21
April 11 – 12 Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando March 1
June 13 – 14 Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando May 1
July 25 – 26 Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando June 7
September 5 – 6 Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando July 19



Readings & Final Exam

Now having completed both the NICU-MT class and clinical fieldwork, the final step will be to review the provided training materials for successful completion of a final exam. Passing of this exam will result in a certificate of completion, addition of your name to our Master Registry, and the earned designation of NICU-MT.

If you are eligible to take the final exam, please email for more information.