MHRT/CSP Procedural Guidelines


Note: Having a relevant degree does not automatically qualify an individual for MHRT/CSP certification. Please see Section 5: Ways for Obtaining MHRT/CSP Certification in this manual for more detail.

Relevant majors at the Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s level include, but are not limited to:


Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Counselor Education
Secondary Education
Special Education


Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Health Psychology

Human Development:

Human Development & Family Relations
Child Development

Social Sciences:

Social & Behavioral Science
Social Services

Health/Human Services:

Behavioral Science
Human Services
Mental Health & Human Services

Social Work:

Social Work
Marriage & Family Therapy


Law Enforcement:

Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice


Psychosocial/Vocational Rehabilitation
Welfare Studies

Relevant Experience for MHRT/CSP Certification

Relevant experience must have been performed in a behavioral health or human service setting and it can be defined as paid, voluntary, educational experience, or work as a graduate student, intern, etc. Relevant experience includes crisis work, child protective, warm line volunteer, residential care, case management, special education, or work with people with developmental disabilities. One year of experience is equivalent to a minimum of 1200 hours.