MHRT/CSP Procedural Guidelines


1, 2007*

MHRT/CSP Certification Requirements for New Hires After April

Clinically Licensed

Read All Modules

Test out of the following modules 4, 6, 7. 9, 10, 11, and 12

Provisionally Licensed

Read All Modules

Take the following modules           4, 6, 7. 9, 10, 11, and 12

Relevant Masters Degrees and Bachelors Degrees

Take all CORE modules

May test out of up to 5 NON-CORE modules for every 1 year relevant experience

Relevant Associates Degrees

Take all CORE modules

May test out of up to 5 NON CORE modules for every 2 years relevant experience

All non relevant Degrees

Take ALL modules

No testing option

MHRT/C with non relevant Degree

Take all CORE modules

Test out of all NON CORE modules

MHRT/C with relevant Degree

Take all CORE modules

Non-core modules do not have to be completed or tested out.

*Can bill MaineCare for new hires once they are certified as MHRT/CSP based on the effective date of completion as documented by the hiring Agency.

MHRT/CSP Certification Requirements for Staff Hired Prior to April 1, 2007

All current staff, which are clinically licensed or provisionally licensed, must test all modules. 

Clinically and provisionally licensed staff must test for the following modules: 6, 9, 10, 11, and 12 only.


*** Passing Grade for All Modules is 80%. ***

Relevant experience is defined as: Paid, voluntary or educational experience in Behavioral Health or Human Services setting, e.g. crisis work, child protective, warm line volunteer, residential care, case management, MR, special education, graduate student or intern, etc.  One year experience = 1200 hours minimum.

Relevant Degrees: majors include, but are not limited to: Psychology, Human Services, Counselor Education, Social Services, Social Work, Social & Behavioral Science, Behavioral Science, Mental Health & Human Services, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Health Psychology, Human Development & Family Relations, Psychosocial/Vocational Rehabilitation, Welfare Studies, Child Development, Educational Psychology, Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Criminology.

MHRT/CSP to become an MHRT/Community: The following two courses would need to be completed: Vocational Aspects of Disability and Case Management.