MHRT/Community Guidelines


Updated: May 24, 2019--The tuition Reimbursement Program is on hold. No applications are being accepted at this time.

The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) has limited funds available to reimburse applicants for college tuition expenses for courses taken to earn Full MHRT/Community Certification.  To qualify, the applicant must have a current and valid Provisional MHRT/C, Level B Certificate (individuals with Provisional MHRT/C, Level A Certification are not eligible). In addition, they must currently hold a position that is at least half-time (20 hours or more) and for which MHRT/Community Certification is required.  A grade of C or better is required.  The tuition reimbursement application must be submitted at least 30 days before the start of class.  If approved, tuition reimbursement is provided after successful completion of the course. (See MHRT/Community Tuition Reimbursement Request form in Appendix E.) Given the limited availability of tuition reimbursement funds, applicants are cautioned to not make coursework plans based on an assumption of reimbursement.

For courses taken from professional trainers (non-academic), workshop reimbursement will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Reimbursement is available only for workshops that satisfy the full 30-hour requirement.

There are additional restrictions to the Tuition Reimbursement Program. Please see the complete policy at: The Tuition Reimbursement Policy Webpage.