January 2021 Newsletter


The 2019 MHRT/C Guidelines are in effect, and here’s
what that means:

1) Full MHRT/C certificates without expiration dates, or those certificates whose
dates have expired, are not considered valid certificates as required for service

2) If an individual holds an older certificate without an expiration date, the following is how to obtain a current certificate:

• Initial MHRT/C issued on or after January 1, 2009: Satisfy Domain 2 ‐ Community Integration and Inclusion AND complete Maine’s Mental Health System 101.

• Initial MHRT II/III/IV or C issued prior to January 1, 2009: Reapply under the current guidelines.

3) Student applicants who enrolled in an approved MHRT/C program prior to September 1, 2019 have until June 30, 2021 to complete courses approved to meet the 2009 Guidelines.

Looking for resources to meet certification requirements?

• There are currently 16 colleges and universities across the state of Maine offering 28 approved MHRT/C academic degree programs and certificates. Go to the Academic Programs tab on the MHRT/C web page FMI and to see the map.

• Four non‐academic MHRT/C courses are now available to applicants ‐ Domains 1, 2, 3, and 8. A Train‐the‐Trainer for Domain 6 is scheduled for February. FMI, see the Non‐Academic Training tab on the MHRT/C web page.

Continuing Education Requirement

All full MHRT/C certificates have a continuing education
requirement for renewal. Eighteen (18) hours of continuing education must be completed during the two‐year expiration period on the certificate. A minimum of four (4) of these hours must be in Ethics.

During Governor Mill’s civil state of emergency related to COVID‐19, all 18 hours of CE can be completed online. FMI visit the Continuing Education tab on the MHRT/C page of the CFL website.