Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician (MHRT/Community) Certification


The MHRT/Community is a certification required of persons working with adults with mental illness in positions funded by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Typical positions that require the MHRT/C certification include: crisis workers, case managers, community support workers, and home-based family services staff.


How do I qualify to become MHRT/Community Certified? If you are a Rehabilitation Services Major and have the four required courses below you will automatically be eligible for the certification. No examination is required. Students wishing to have the MHRT/C on their transcript must fill out a declaration form obtained from the Rehabilitation Services Department.

  •  REH 249 Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  •  REH 270 Vocational Counseling and Placement
  •  REH 250 Introduction to Addiction
  •  REH 420 Trauma and Resiliency


How do I apply for the MHRT/Community? Please visit the following website for to begin the application process.