Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certificate (MHRT/C)

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Next Session Start Date:

Apply by: 06/11/24

Document Deadline: 06/14/24

Confirmation Deadline: 06/21/24

Start Session: 07/01/24

Program Overview

Gain insights into our online Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certificate (MHRT/C)

The Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community Certification (MHRT/C) is an important certification for anyone who wishes to work in the mental health field. In the state of Maine, individuals planning to provide community support services in positions funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and MaineCare (formerly Medicaid) must meet specific knowledge competencies offered through the certification. 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.

For individuals who plan to practice in Maine now or in the future, they must apply through the Catherine Cutler Institute, Center for Learning (link to website)  to apply for MHRT/C certification. There is no formal reciprocity between Maine and other states for these services. An applicant should inquire with the local certification body whether they will accept the MHRT/C coursework.

What Is Competency-Based Education?

Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

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  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Once students complete the required coursework, they apply through the Office of Adult Mental Health Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. The application as well as the guidelines for certification can be found here.

The following Nine courses map to the MHRT/C certificate required competencies.

MHRT/C Certificate Competency Based Domains and Course Mapping
Domain 1: Behavioral, Psychological, Rehabilitation Intervention ModelsPSY 205: Lifespan Development SWK PSY 235: Abnormal Psychology SWK 381: Crisis Intervention PSY 382: Substance Abuse Counseling SWK 309: Case Management
Domain 2: Community Integration and InclusionPSY 374: Vocational Aspects of Disability PSY 382: Substance Abuse Counseling SWK 309: Case Management
Domain 3: Ethics and Professional ConductSWK 202: Ethics for the Helping Profession
Domain 4: Trauma and ResiliencySWK 381: Crisis Intervention
Domain 5: Policy KnowledgeSWK 300: Social Welfare and Policy Issues
Domain 6: Mind-Body ConnectionPSY 235: Abnormal Psychology PSY 374: Vocational Aspects of Disability PSY 382: Substance Abuse Counseling SWK 309: Case Management
Domain 7: Cultural CompetencySWK 105: Multiculturalism, Diversity and Inclusion
Domain 8: Vocational SupportPSY 374: Vocational Aspects of Disability

$1,500* per session

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12 months**



Credit Hours

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Dates you need to know

There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

TermApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineConfirmation DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineStart DateClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 202/06/2402/09/2402/16/2403/05/2403/07/2403/11/2405/03/248 weeks
Summer 104/02/2404/05/2404/12/2404/30/2405/02/2405/06/2406/28/248 weeks
Summer 206/11/2406/14/2406/21/2406/25/2406/27/2407/01/2408/23/248 weeks
Fall 107/26/2408/02/2408/09/2408/27/2408/29/2409/03/2410/25/248 weeks
Fall 209/20/2409/27/2410/04/2410/22/2410/24/2410/28/2412/20/248 weeks

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**Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.