Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT)

Description

The CBHT designation is an entry-level credential for person’s who assist primary counselors and therapeutic staff by providing clinical support services to adults or children who are receiving substance abuse or mental health services in residential programs, in-patient settings or community based programs.  The CBHT requires a minimum of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree.


Credentials Awarded

The Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) credential is issued within 10 business days of the FCB’s receipt of official passing test score(s).

The credential issue date is the day the applicant earned a passing score on the required exam. The CBHT credential is issued for a 12-month period, and will always renew on June 30th of the renewal calendar year.

Depending on the initial certification award date, first time credential holders may be certified for slightly more or less than a standard 12-month period.

• Credentials earned in June – March will renew in June.

• Credentials earned in April or May will renew the following June. The full 12-month renewal cycle will start after the credential is renewed for the first time.


Specific Instructions

Please read the Guide for more information.


Prerequisites

Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) candidates are approved to register for the exam when the Certification Application: Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) is approved, which includes the following forms and specified supporting documentation.

  •  Certification Application: Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT)
  •  Copy of High School Diploma, General Equivalency Degree, or higher
  •  Attestation to “no criminal history” or approved criminal history per FCB policy
  •  Content Specific Training Verification Form and supporting documentation
  • Related Work Experience Verification Form and any supporting documentation
  •  On-the-Job Supervision Verification Form
  •  1 Professional Recommendation for Certification Forms and any supporting documentation
  • 1 Personal/Character Recommendation for Certification Forms and any supporting documentation

Renewal Details

Associated Exams

EXAM DETAILS

  • 100 Questions
  • 120 Exam Duration

Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) Exam

The CBHT designation is an entry-level credential for person’s who assist primary counselors and therapeutic staff by providing clinical support services to adults or children who are receiving substance abuse or mental health services in residential programs, in-patient settings or community based programs.  The CBHT requires a minimum of...


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