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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 2024 (Exact Date TBD) – SER-AMTA Regional Conference

September 15 & 16, 2023 – Registration will go live this July!


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
February 8 – 9 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hosptial December 14, 2023
March 14 – 15 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hosptial January 18
April 18 – 19 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hosptial February 22
May 16 – 17 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hosptial March 21
July 25 – 26 University of Missouri Women and Children’s Hosptial May 30



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.