Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C)


The redesigned MHRT/C certification program includes a continuing education requirement that will enable certificate holders to continue to expand their knowledge, skills and abilities in the ever-changing field of behavioral health. All those who have earned a Full MHRT/C are required to complete at least eighteen (18) hours of continuing education every two years in order to have their MHRT/C certificates renewed. A minimum of four (4) hours of training is required in the area of ethics. The remaining fourteen (14) hours must be related to any other competencies required for MHRT/C certification. Click here for a list of the MHRT/C Competencies.

At the time of renewal, please submit a completed MHRT Renewal Form with your documentation of this continuing education.

Renewal Form in Word (for use starting in 2020)

Renewal Form in PDF

The following is a partial list of organizations that offer training and courses in behavioral health. Please contact the Center for Learning if you have questions about whether these or other courses or trainings meet the MHRT/C continuing education requirement. To see a calendar of upcoming trainings in Maine, see the yellow-highlighted link below for the Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative. 


Description of Offerings

Web Link

AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.

Offers online and face-to-face training in substance use disorders, ethics, behavioral health, stigma, cultural competence and recovery

Addiction Technology Transfer Network/New England ATTC at Brown University

A national network with 10 regional centers that offers training in topics mainly related to addictions treatment and recovery

AHS E-Learning Center

Offers two to four hour courses on co-occurring disorders


Behavioral Tech/ A Linehan Institute Training Company 


Offers in-person or online training in dialectical behavior (DBT) and other therapies

Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy

Online training in topics such as community integration, WRAP, etc. Some are approved for continuing education credit.


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine

Offers a variety of online and face-to-face training in topics such as co-occurring disorders, addiction, trauma, recovery, motivational interviewing, domestic violence, and cultural competence

Elsevier DirectCourse's College of Recovery and Community Inclusion

Online training in a variety of behavioral health topics including community inclusion, cultural competence, recovery and trauma

Health Affiliates Maine


Offers a variety of training in clinical topics such as treatment of LGBTQ people. Continuing education credit may be earned for some.

Health Education & Training Institute

Face-to-face and online training in topics such as motivational interviewing

Health Equity Maine Face-to-face trainings in LGBTQ issues and cultural competency
HealtheKnowledge An online learning portal offers a wide variety of courses in the areas of improving health and healthcare services.

Knowledge Application Program (KAP) SAMHSA

Offers training in topics such as addictions treatment and recovery

Magellan Health E Learning Center

Offers a variety of one-hour continuing education approved courses on topics such as peer support, serving older adults, and peers working in inpatient settings

Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative

Offers a variety of online and face-to-face trainings and courses in behavioral health topics such as ethics, cultural competence, recovery, trauma, and substance use disorders

Maine DHHS, BH Training Resources

Has a listing of several training resources in the behavioral health field

Massachusetts General Hospital - Psychiatry Academy Offering a variety of free online modules covering a range of health topics
Mental Health Technology Transfer Network A collaborative network that supports resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development for the mental health field.

NAADAC - the Association for Addiction Professionals

Offers independent study, certificate programs, and face-to-face training in topics such as addiction counseling, ethics, and co-occurring disorders

NASW Maine Chapter Click on Continuing Education on the main page

New England ADA Learning

Offers online courses in topics such as disability rights, employment, and accessibility laws

Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMHS)

Creating a Culture of Employment
(applies to Domain 8: Vocational Support)

May 21, 2019 in Augusta
May 22, 2019 in Portland
June 11, 2019 in Brewer

PESI Online Education

Offers live seminars, online courses, and certificate programs in topics such as ethics, mental health disorders, treatment modalities

Resources for Integrated Care Culturally Competent Direct Care: Meeting the LTSS Needs of Diverse Dually Eligible Beneficiaries-Webinar (July 25, 2019)

Relias Learning

Offers variety of online training in  fields such as behavioral health, counseling, addictions, case management, and intellectual and developmental disabilities

Saco River Education Maine-based online training agency

STAR (Staffing Training Alternative Resources Inc.) Services

Online trainings such as orientation to mental health topics

Sweetser Training Institute

Face-to-face training in topics such as mental health first aid, evidence-based practices, trauma, ethics, and substance use disorders

New England Public Health Training Center, the Maine Center for Disease Control, and the Maine Mobile Health Program

 A growing collection of free online educational training modules to help public health workers and others broaden their knowledge of critical issues affecting the health of Maine people  

Training Resource Network

Online, on-demand training in topics such as person-centered planning, supporting effective behavior, orientation to disabilities, normalization, etc.

US Dept. of Health & Human Services Online training on Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals.
US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration  Click on Practitioner Training