Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) became registered under the Society Act, February 14, 1995 and on April 1, 1995 the Certificate of Registration for a Private Post-Secondary Institution was granted. It is a non-profit society governed by a Board of Directors.

KATI was granted an Accreditation Certificate with the PPSEC (now PCTIA) on July 1, 2000. 

KATI is recognized by the BC Art Therapy Association.

KATI is recognized by the Canadian Art Therapy Association