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

Step Cost CMTE


Clinical Fieldwork $250 + travel costs and training site personal clearances 16
Readings & Exams $50 6

How to acquire your NICU-MT Certificate?

Three Easy Steps

Step 1


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.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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. 

Applications can be sent to
Processing takes an average of two weeks. Clinical Fieldwork Application
If you are eligible to take the final exam, please email CM-NICU-MT@fsu.edu for more information. 
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