MHRT/CSP Procedural Guidelines

 

There are three (3) tracks that represent the different ways individuals can qualify for MHRT/CSP certification. These three (3) tracks are listed below:

Track 1:  Pursuing the MHRT/CSP with full or conditional clinical licensure 
Track 2:  Pursuing the MHRT/CSP with a relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s degree
Track 3:  Pursuing the MHRT/CSP with a non-relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s degree

The tracks described provide a specific explanation of how individuals can pursue MHRT/CSP certification.  

Note: Relevant clinical licensure and credentials are listed in Appendix A, and they are consistent with the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 65.02-9. A list of relevant degrees, as well as a description of relevant experience, can be found in Appendix B.

The following diagram illustrates how to choose a track that matches individuals’ qualifications. Each track illustrates how individuals can meet MHRT/CSP certification requirements.

Does the individual have a full or conditional clinical license? Arrow to Right If yes, go to Track 1
     
Does the individual have a relevant Master's, Bachelor's, or Associate's Degree? Arrow to Right If yes, go to Track 2
     
Does the individual have a non-relevant degree?
Arrow to Right If yes, go to Track 3

 

Track #1:  Pursuing MHRT/CSP Certification with Full or Conditional Clinical Licensure

Individuals with a full clinical license have different requirements for pursuing MHRT/CSP certification than those with a conditional clinical license.


The following outline describes ways to pursue MHRT/CSP certification for those individuals who have either of the following:

  • A Full Clinical License, OR
  • A Conditional Clinical License.

A.  Full Clinical License 

Applicants with an appropriate clinical license or credential (listed in Appendix A) must read all modules. Those applicants must test out of the following modules: Crisis Theory and Principles of Crisis Management, Crisis Assessment, Crisis and Trauma, Crisis Intervention, Consultation and Collaboration, Legal and Ethical Issues, and Hospitalization (Modules 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, & 12).

B. Conditional Clinical License

Applicants with an appropriate conditional clinical license (listed in Appendix A) must read all modules. Those applicants must complete the following modules: Crisis Theory and Principles of Crisis Management, Crisis Assessment, Crisis and Trauma, Crisis Intervention, Consultation and Collaboration, Legal and Ethical Issues, and Hospitalization (Modules 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, & 12).

Pursuing MHRT/CSP Certification with Clinical Licensure

Bracket
Full Clinical
Licensure
 
Conditional Clinical
Licensure  
Vertical Line
 
Vertical Line
 Read all modules.
Test out of the following
modules:
4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12
 
Read all modules.
Complete the following
modules:
  4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12

 

Track #2:  Pursuing a MHRT/CSP with a Relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s Degree

Individuals who have a relevant Master’s or Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience have different requirements for pursuing MHRT/CSP certification than those who have a relevant Associate’s degree and relevant experience. (A list of relevant degrees, as well as a description of relevant experience, can be found in Appendix B). Requirements are also different than for those who have a relevant degree and do not have relevant experience. In addition, requirements are unique for those individuals who have both a relevant degree and Full MHRT/Community Certification. 

The outline below describes ways to pursue MHRT/CSP certification for those individuals who have qualifications matching one of the following options:

  • A relevant degree and relevant experience, OR
  • A relevant degree without relevant experience, OR
  • A relevant degree and Full MHRT/Community Certification

A. Relevant Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree and Relevant Experience

Applicants who have a relevant Master’s or Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience must complete all core modules. Those applicants may test out of 1 non-core module for every one year of relevant experience.

B.  Relevant Associate’s Degree and Relevant Experience

Applicants who have a relevant Associate’s degree and relevant experience must complete all core modules. Those applicants may test out of 1 non-core module for every two years of relevant experience.

C. Relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s Degree without Relevant Experience

Applicants who have a relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s degree, and who do not have relevant experience, must complete all core and non-core modules.

D.  Relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s Degree with Full MHRT/C Certification

Applicants who have a relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s degree, and have Full MHRT/C Certification, must complete all core modules. Those applicants do not have to complete or test out of non-core modules. Relevant experience does not change this requirement.  In order to qualify under this requirement, applicants must have Full MHRT/C Certification.

Pursuing MHRT/CSP Certification
with a relevant Master's, Bachelor's or Associate's Degree:
bracket 2
With Relevant Experience
 
Without Relevant Experience
 
With MHRT/C Certificaiton
Angle down left arrow
 
Angle down right arrow
 
Down arrow
 
Down arrow
Relevant
Master's or Bachelor's
Degree with Relevant Experience
 
Relevant
Associate's
Degree with Relevant Experience
 
Relevant
Master's,
Bachelor's, or
Associate's
Degree
without
Relevant Experience
 
Relevant
Master's,
Bachelor's, or
Associate's
Degree with
Full MHRT/C
Certification
Down arrow
 
Down arrow
 
Down arrow
 
Down arrow
Must
complete all
core modules.
May test out
of 1 non-core module for
every year of relevant
experience.
 
Must complete
all core
modules. May
test out of 1
non-core
module for
every two years
of relevant
experience.
 
Must
complete all
core and
non-core
modules.
 
Must
complete all
core modules.
Non-core
modules do
not have to be
completed or
tested out.

 

Track #3:  Pursuing a MHRT/CSP with a Non-Relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or  Associate’s Degree

When individuals have a non-relevant degree, the requirements for pursuing MHRT/CSP certification are different than for those who have a relevant degree. The outline below describes ways to pursue MHRT/CSP certification for those individuals who have either of the following qualifications:

  • A non-relevant degree and Full MHRT/C Certification, OR
  • A non-relevant degree without Full MHRT/C Certification

A. Non-relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s Degree with Full MHRT/C Certification

Applicants who have a non-relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s degree and who have Full MHRT/C Certification must complete all core modules. Those applicants must test out of all non-core modules. Relevant experience does not change this requirement. Individuals must have Full MHRT/C Certification in order to qualify under this requirement.

B. Non-relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s Degree without Full MHRT/C Certification

Applicants who have a non-relevant Master’s, Bachelor’s, or Associate’s degree and who do not have Full MHRT/C Certification must complete all core and non-core modules.  Relevant experience does not change this requirement.

Pursuing MHRT/CSP Certification with a Non-Relevant
Master's Bachelor's or Associate's Degree:

Bracket
Non-Relevant Master's,
Bachelor's,
or Associate's Degree
with
Full MHRT/C Certification
 
Non-Relevant Master's,
Bachelor's,
or Associate's Degree
without
Full MHRT/C
Certification 
Vertical Line
 
Vertical Line
 Must complete all
core modules.
Must test out of all
non-core modules
 
Must complete all core
and
non-core modules.
Note: In order for a degree to be accepted for MHRT/CSP certification, it must have been earned from U.S. regional accrediting organization. For a listing of approved regionally accredited schools, please refer to the following organizations:
New England Association of Schools & Colleges: https://cihe.neasc.org/ 
Middle States Commission on Higher Education: http://www.msche.org/
(North Central) Higher Learning Commission: https://www.hlcommission.org/
Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities: http://www.nwccu.org/
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges: http://www.sacscoc.org/
Western Association of Schools and Colleges:
Junior (Associate Degree programs): http://www.accjc.org/
Senior (Bachelor & above programs): https://www.wascsenior.org/