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August 2022 Newsletter

Back to School for MHRT/C Certification

As students approach a new academic year, it is important to know that there are currently 15 colleges and universities across Maine offering MHRT/C certificate and degree programs. Some of these institutions offer more than one option to earn the MHRT/C, including online, hybrid, and/or accelerated tracks. Students are encouraged to check with the specific school for further information on available certification options. When an individual completes one of these certificate or degree programs, they qualify for full MHRT/C certification under Pathway A.

Staff at the Muskie School’s Center for Learning (CFL) work closely with academic leads to assist them in aligning their course syllabi with the MHRT/C competency domains. Some courses address an individual domain, while others weave the competencies from various domains throughout multiple courses. The CFL website contains checklists of the required courses for each of the Pathway A programs. These are linked from the Academic Programs tab of the MHRT/C page. Also on this tab, students can find a listing of approved courses for each domain. This is not a comprehensive list, and the CFL gladly reviews transcripts and coursework from regionally-accredited academic institutions around the country.

A Free One-hour Online Module:
“Maine’s Mental Health System 101: An Introduction to Our History, Values,
Services and Roles” 

The Center for Learning (CFL) offers a free one-hour online module providing a brief introduction to Maine’s behavioral health system and history, as well as the values, qualities, and expectations that shape mental health professionals’ role. This is a required training for MHRT/C applicants under Pathways B and C.

This training is for individuals who are interested in a case management position working with the adult mental health population in Maine. It is also useful for those who may be relocating from another state and have not covered these foundational topics in their academic programs or other training, or as a refresher for more seasoned professionals.

To access this module, visit and click on the course link. The course requires a one-time login, which a participant can use again when they return to the learning site.

Healthcare Training for ME

This website provides resources for training including funding to cover the cost of training including MHRT I trainings and MHRT/C non-academic training.

Check out Healthcare Training for ME for more information.

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