Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP)

Description

The CMHP designation is a professional credential for an unlicensed mental health practitioner with advanced education and on-the-job experience providing direct services to clients in both inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment settings.


Specific Instructions

Guidelines for Certification

1. All applications must be legible. Please type or neatly print on all required forms. If any part of the application is not legible, the applicant will be required to resubmit typed forms in order to continue the certification process.

2. All education, work experience, and training must be completed prior to applying for certification.

3. All education, work experience, supervision and training must include supporting documentation that can be verified or it will not be counted as eligible.

4. Candidates must pay a one-time $150 certification fee with the application portfolio. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

5. Once the application is complete, make a copy of the entire application packet, including supporting documentation, in case of damage or loss. The FCB is not responsible for damage or loss of any materials submitted for the purposes of certification.

6. Applicants are encouraged to begin a file to organize and store all certification related correspondence, certificates, letters of verification, etc.


Prerequisites

The following certification standards are the minimum requirements that must be documented in order to earn the Mental Health Professional certification. CMHP Standards ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Formal Education Applicant must meet the minimum hours of work experience required for the and Work Experience highest degree held in a related field or 10,000 hours of related experience regardless of the level of degree held in a non-related field  : 1. Masters Degree or higher in a related field – 2,000 hours work experience 2. Bachelors Degree in a related field – 6,000 hours of work experience 3. Bachelors Degree or higher in an unrelated field – 10,000 hours of work experience Related fields are: counseling, psychology, or social work Training
  • 350 total clock hours of training : 300 hours are divided among the performance domains; 50 hours are electives and may address any of the performance domains. • Assessment – 66 hours • Person Centered Service/Recovery Planning – 63 hours • Counseling – 93 hours • Service Coordination – 48 hours • Professional Responsibility and Ethics – 30 hours
  • Supervision :300 hours of Direct Supervision; a minimum of 20 hours must be documented in each of the 5 performance domains.
  • Recommendations: 3 professional letters of recommendation for certification Code of Ethics Must sign statement agreeing to follow the FCB’s Code of Ethics
  • Written Exam: 150 item, multiple-choice written exam Renewal 20 CEUs annually

Associated Exams

Certified Mental Health Professional (CMHP) Exam

The CMHP designation is a professional credential for an unlicensed mental health practitioner with advanced education and on-the-job experience providing direct services to clients in both inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment settings.


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