The MHRT/C certification program is competency based, enabling those with a variety of backgrounds who have appropriate education, work experience and training to earn certification. The common denominator is a shared commitment to the fundamental principle that recovery from mental illness is possible. To qualify for the MHRT/C certificate, candidates must meet requirements using one or more of the following options:
1) Academic preparation (eligible degrees or courses must be from a regionally accredited college or university) Click on the Academic Programs tab for more information
2) Practical work experience [related to providing direct services in the behavioral health field for adults and/or transition-age youth (16+ years old)] Click on the Credit for Work Experience tab for more information.
3) Qualifying non-academic education and training in the competency domains. Click on the Non-Academic Training tab for more information.
4) A Prior Learning Assessment (Info on this process is on the Prior Learning Assessment page)
For compete lists of the knowledge competencies in each domain, Follow this URL.
Please follow this link for the MHRT/C Guidelines (As of 1/8/24).