An entry-level credential for people who are providing 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.

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Training Requirement (covered by our online training) –
Florida CBHT applicants must complete and document a minimum of 30 hours of training as follows
1. Clinical Competence: 8 hours
2. Maintaining Client and Personal Safety: 4 hours
3. Documentation and Patient Confidentiality: 4 hours
4. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities: 4 hours
5. Electives (any domain): 10 hours


Other Requirements for Full Certification in Florida:
1. High school diploma or GED
2. 24 hours of on-the-job supervision, delivered and documented by an FCB approved qualified supervisor
3. 1,000 hours of work experience providing behavioral health technician supervision and support to people receiving residential or non-residential behavioral health services in a state-licensed or approved facility for behavioral health services in Florida or another state.
4. Pass the certification exam (completed after all other requirements are met)

Our online BHT course package has been designed to meet the requirements of the Florida Certification Board for the Behavioral Health Technician. We will provide additional courses to meet the requirements for other states, unless the requirements are excessive.

Currently the BHT certification package is thirty hours long and consists of a series of courses, each with their own exams. Students have 3 chances to pass the exam, after which there could be a fee to reset the exam. The most common reason to fail an exam is the material was not read.

Students have the option to print out the exam in advance and take the courses open book style. Answering the questions as they read the material, then coming back and entering the exam questions online. Exams are scored instantly. Upon successfully completing an exam, students complete the course evaluation, upon which the certificate of completion will be displayed. Students have the option of printing, downloading or emailing the certificate at this point. Students will need the certificates of completion to apply for the state certifications.

Why Choose the Addictions Training Institute®

  • Fully online program
  • Education professionals for over 15 years
  • Board approved
  • All the education you need to get certified
  • Instructors are experienced practitioners
  • SAMHSA predicts job growth of 20% by next year
  • Have a better life by helping others recover from addiction

  • Meets IC & RC requirements
  • Complete your education requirements quickly
  • Interaction with seasoned instructors
  • Convenient – study when you have time
  • Certification leads to more money
  • We know substance abuse treatment inside and out

Benefits of the Addictions Training Institute

  • Affordable, our entire program costs less than most training programs
  • Financing available
  • Educational materials based on IC & RC exam
  • Curriculum designed to meet state requirements
  • Exceptional student support
  • Study from home
  • Complete your education in less than a year

  • Experienced Instructors
  • Courses available 24 hours a day
  • All courses designed to teach you want you need to know to pass the certification exam
  • Practice exams available
  • Scholarships availabl
  • Learn from the same sources that are used to develop the credentialing examination