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News from the Center for Learning

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.

Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative

Muskie School's Center for Learning has joined AdCare Educational Institute of Maine and the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine to form the Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative (MBHWDC).

ACRE Certified Employment Specialist Training Offered

SYNTIRO is offerering an ACRE Certified Employment Specialist training in Augusta on April 14-18, 2014. This training meets the MHRT/C requirement, Vocational Aspects of Disabilities. For more details, please see their website:


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]