The MHRT/CSP certification meets the MaineCare requirements for providing specific Crisis Resolution Services. These services are outlined in the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 65-06-1 and include all components of the following considered appropriate to the provision of emergency and crisis mental health care, to include co-occurring mental health and substance abuse conditions on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day a week basis. Crisis workers provide the following services:
There are a variety of ways to meet the requirements for MHRT/CSP certification, including reading, completing, and testing out on modules from the Crisis Training Curriculum. All individuals must have a degree in order to obtain MHRT/CSP certification. Authorized agencies work with their own employees to determine each applicant’s qualifications.
Only authorized agencies can submit applications for MHRT/CSP certification. For a list of authorized agencies, please see Appendix C of the MHRT/CSP Guidelines. Individuals who want to apply for the MHRT/CSP certification must have their employer submit the application on their behalf. The application form may be found in the Forms section of this website.
Authorized agencies may mail or fax the application to:
The Center for Learning
12 East Chestnut Street
Augusta, ME 04330
FAX: (207) 626-5022
If you have any questions, email us.