Application Process

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)
2) Practical work experience [related to providing direct services in the behavioral health field for adults and/or transition-age youth (16+ years old)]
3) Qualifying non-academic education and training in the competency domains
4) A Prior Learning Assessment

For compete lists of the knowledge competencies in each domain, Follow this URL.

Please follow this link for the 2019 MHRT/C Guidelines (As of 10/28/20).

MHRT/C application materials are reviewed by CFL in the order they are received. You will receive a written response from CFL within three weeks from the date they receive your application. Please note that once you submit your application materials, they becomes the property of CFL and may not be returned to you.