Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Crisis Service Provider (MHRT/CSP) Certification


If you are reading this section you are most likely interested in learning about the role of the MHRT/Crisis Service Provider (MHRT/CSP) and how to become qualified for certification. The MHRT/CSP certification is for individuals who provide Crisis Resolution Services to adults and/or children in Maine. You will find information and requirements in the MHRT/CSP Procedural Guidelines.

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The MHRT/CSP certification meets the MaineCare requirements for providing specific Crisis Resolution Services. These services are outlined in the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 65-06-1 and include all components of the following considered appropriate to the provision of emergency and crisis mental health care, to include co-occurring mental health and substance abuse conditions on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day a week basis. Crisis workers provide the following services:

  • Screening

  • Assessment

  • Evaluation

  • Intervention

  • Disposition

There are a variety of ways to meet the requirements for MHRT/CSP certification, including reading, completing, and testing out on modules from the Crisis Training Curriculum. All individuals must have a degree in order to obtain MHRT/CSP certification. Authorized agencies work with their own employees to determine each applicant's qualifications. Please see the MHRT/CSP Procedural Guidelines for details.


Important Notice to Crisis Agencies

Effective March 2014: The MHRT/CSP application form has been revised to reflect changes in the Crisis Training Curriculum. Please begin using the updated form.