Certified Behavioral Health Technician – Florida
Please note: Access to the course package expires after 1 year
The CBHT is 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 program, in-patient settings or community based programs.
Requirements: 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
This package or series of courses 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.