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MHRT/C REDESIGN INITIATIVE
The DHHS Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (DHHS/SAMHS) and the Muskie School of Public Service have begun a new initiative to review and redesign the Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) certification program. For details please go to SAMHS' website.
NOTICE REGARDING REVIEW PROCESS FOR MHRT/C CREDIT
Please note that the Muskie School will not be reviewing any trainer applications, courses or programs for the MHRT/C certification program while the program is being redesigned. The review and approval process will resume when the MHRT/C Redesign is complete. Please contact the Muskie School's Center for Learning with any questions.
NOTICE REGARDING CHANGES TO THE TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services has revised its policy of reimbursing tuition funds. Please see the new policy at the: Tuition Reimbursement Program Page
The Center for Learning (CFL)
By overseeing competency-based certification programs for staff working in the mental health field, CFL supports best practice and informs policy in the area of workforce development. In administering the Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT) certification programs, CFL develops knowledge competencies, designs and implements quality assurance processes, and assesses workers' qualifications. CFL also collaborates with academic institutions and other agencies in Maine that provide education and training to ensure that mental health courses, programs and trainers meet standards outlined in the MHRT/C Procedural Guidelines and Trainer and Curriculum Standards.
Mental health workers with MHRT certification provide residential, community, and crisis services to persons with mental health needs throughout the state of Maine. This website contains information about the MHRT certification programs, the Mental Health Support Specialist training, and tuition reimbursement and workshop allocations. For a brief description of all of the MHRT certificates, the mental health workers and the roles they perform, please click on the link below:
[View Certification and Role Descriptions]