When you become employed by a mental health agency as a Mental Health Support Specialist, your supervisor will ask you to complete the Provisional Mental Health Support Specialist (MHSS) Handbook (pdf). The Handbook is a brief version of the MHSS training required for full certification. Reading this handbook will help you learn about the role of the MHRT I.
Once you have read the handbook, your supervisor will submit a request to the Center for Learning for your provisional MHRT I certification. When the Center for Learning receives this request from your supervisor, they process, co-sign, and mail your provisional MHRT I certificate back to your agency.
Once you have earned your MHRT I provisional certification, you will have one year to work toward full MHRT I certification.