MHRT/Community Guidelines


1.  MHRT/C Level B Certification

The following degrees and licenses qualify for Level B certification.  Those who complete one of the degrees or who have one of the licenses listed below only need to complete the MHRT/C course: Vocational Aspects of Disability to qualify for Full certification.

Last Updated: April 7, 2014

Degree or License Campus

BS Behavioral Science (Effective 2004-05 academic year)


BS Social Science (Effective 2004-05 academic year)


AA Human Services/MHRT Track (Effective 2004-05 academic year)


BASW Social Work


BASW Social Work (Prior to Fall 2013--See Appendix B for Fall 2013 forward) USM
MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling Husson

AAS Behavioral Health and Human Services
(Prior to Spring 2010-formerly Behavioral Health Sciences)

MS Community Mental Health SNHU
MSW (Prior to Spring 2014--See Appendix B for Spring 2014 forward) USM
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or 30 credits earned in a CSWE accredited MSW program.  
Current State of Maine License of Social Work. (The conditional LSW does not qualify for certification.) State of Maine
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (with a Psychiatric affiliation) from a regionally accredited university or college.  
Master’s degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Community Mental Health or other Master’s level education that reflects a counseling concentration. (Administrative concentration not approved.)  
Bachelor’s level nurse who is certified in psychiatric mental health nursing (RN, BC)  


The following degrees qualify for Level B certification.  Those who complete one of the degrees listed below may need to complete up to five courses for Full certification.
Program Campus

BS Psychology (2003-04 and 2004-05 Academic years)


BS Rehabilitation Services


BA Psychology & Community Studies with Counseling Minor
(Effective 2005-06 Academic year--formerly Behavioral Science & Community Studies)



2.  MHRT/C Level A Certification

The following degrees from regionally accredited colleges or universities qualify for Level A certification.  (Updated April 29, 2010)




Community Health Education

Special Education

Health/Human Services Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health and Human Services
Behavioral Science
Community Health
Health and Human Services
Human Services
Public Health
Human Development Human Development
Human Development and Family Studies
Mental Health Mental Health Counseling
Occupational/Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Psychology Applied Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Psychology and Social Relations
School Psychology
Rehabilitation Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation Sciences and Counseling
Social Rehabilitation
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Sciences and Disorders
Social Services Social Services
  Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sociology Sociology
Therapy Therapeutic Recreation
  Art Therapy
Music Therapy
Movement Therapy