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Certified Behavioral Health Technician

CBT Technician helping a patient

Make a difference in the lives of others today!

  • Earn a new credential by completing a fast track to a new career
  • Engage in hands-on learning and field experience
  • Reimbursement for certification exam fee available for those who qualify

The CBHT designation is an entry-level credential for persons 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.

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This project is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant project number 1 G02HP27906-01-00 and the Behavioral Health Workforce Training Program for $893,982. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the SAMHSA, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.