Certified Mental Health Technician

Includes CMHT Certification Exam

Earn Your Certification As A Mental Health Technician

Hours: 645 Hours
Duration: 12 months
Level: Beginner
Average Completion: 6 Months
Language: English
Occupation: Mental Health Technician
Enrolled: 78 Students

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Certified Mental Health Technician

Mental health technicians are responsible for monitoring patients' wellbeing, providing support to doctors by creating reports about patient progress, and assisting patients with tasks that they are struggling to do on their own. You should be able to remain professional under pressure and keep all personal information about patients confidential.

To be successful as a mental health technician, you should be emotionally stable and have a positive attitude. A great mental health technician supports patients in an empathetic but respectful and professional way.

12 months of Full Access
11% Predicted 10-Years Job Growth

Is This the Right Career for You?

Do you enjoy helping people feel better? Are you a problem-solver? Starting a new career as a Mental Health Technician might be just what you are looking for! Mental Health Technicians work alongside mental health physicians in hospitals, private practices, and other medical settings. They provide a variety of support services to patients struggling with mental health diseases and disorders. This career path provides both financial stability and personal fulfillment through the difference mental health technicians make in helping patients overcome mental health hurdles.

1. Start today

Begin your transformation and learning journey right away.

2. Learn your way

Achieve your training at your own pace, according to your own schedule.

3. Get hired today

Complete industry-recognized certification and develop your employment strategy to begin your dream job.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Certified Mental Health Technician Training With Us


With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.


Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.


We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.


Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.

Simulations and Case Studies

Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.

Engaging and Interactive

Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

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Program Description

This program is created for people who want to learn about psychology and mental health in order to become a professional mental health technician. The program includes various interactive elements to enhance the learning experience by making it more engaging on the whole.
This mental health program will teach you about various treatments and therapies that are used to assist patients that are dealing withpsychosocial or psychological problems that include:
• Substance use conditions
• Developmental delays and disabilities
• Medical illnesses
• Sources of social stress like domestic violence, homelessness, poverty
A critical part of understanding psychology is to understand what the sub-field abnormal psychology entails.
The Abnormal Psychology module in this program introduces psychopathology and the constantly shifting views of mental illness. Therefore, you’ll learn about impairments in social processes and brain functions, and you’ll learn the implications of these impairments on peoples’ everyday lives. Therefore, through this program, you’ll learn details about:
• Mood disorders
• Disorders of childhood
• Psychoses
• Schizophrenia
• Anxiety, sexuality,and eating disorders
This is a complete training program that aims to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a professional mental health technician.The program also incorporates extensive multimedia material to help you learn through audio and visual means.

The intended audience for this program is individuals that are seeking to start a career as a Mental Health Technician.

Upon completion of this program, students will be proficient in:
• The current understanding of psychopathology
• Functional behavior of the brain
• Neuroscience and genetics
• The classification of psychological disorders
• Normal and abnormal childhood development
• Hyperactivity and autism
• Mood disorders
• Stress and trauma
• Obsession, compulsion, and anxiety
• Addictive disorders
• Schizophrenia and personality disorders
• Mental health treatment and support
• Legal and ethical issues in mental health
This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.
Though you are provided a full 12 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 6 months!

Certified Mental Health Technician FAQs

To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

Module 1: Healthcare Fundamentals
• The History of Healthcare
• Healthcare Etiquette
• Professional Situations and Applications

Module 2: Communication in Healthcare
• Healthcare Teams
• Team Success
• Champions

Module 3: Medical Documentation and Record Keeping: HIPAA
• Use and Disclosure
• Real Life Scenarios
• HIPAA Laws, Policies, and Requirements

Module 4: OSHA Infection Control Compliance
• Introduction to Infection Control
• Personal Protection
• Protection of the Office Environment
• Instruments, Specialized Equipment & Laboratory Specimens
• Infectious Patients & Healthcare Workers
• Waste Management Plan
• Chemical Disinfection
• Heat Sterilization
• Exposure Control
• General Safety Standards
• Employee Training
• OSHA'S Required Records

Module 5: Medical Terminology
• Word Structure
• Prefix, Root Word, and Suffix
• Organization of the Body
• Diagnostic Testing and Radiology

Module 6: Anatomy & Physiology
• Anatomy and Physiology Basics
• Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, and Respiratory Systems
• Digestive, Reproductive, and Urinary Systems
• Blood and the Cardiovascular System
• Lymphatic, Immune, and Endocrine Systems
• Nervous and Sensory Systems

Module 7: Office Practice and Procedure
• The Health Record
• Reception and Daily Operations
• Billing and Reimbursement
• Health Insurance Basics
• Claims
• Accounts, Collections, and Banking

Module 8: Mental Health Care
• An Overview of Mental Health
• Common Mental Health Disorders
• Mental Health Treatments
• Supporting Persons Living with Mental Illness

Module 9: Psychological Development
• Theories and Therapies
• Complementary and Alternative Therapies
• Problems of Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and Late Adulthood
• Cognitive Impairment

Module 10: Disorders and Pharmacology
• Psychotherapeutic Drug Therapy
• Managing Anxiety
• Illness and Hospitalization
• Loss and Grief
• Depression and Other Mood Disorders
• Physical Problems and Psychological Sources
• Eating and Sleeping Disorders
• Dissociative Disorders
• Anger and Aggression
• Violence
• Suicide
• Substance-Related Disorders
• Sexual Disorders
• Personality Disorders
• Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses
• Chronic Mental Health Disorders

All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader


Upon successful completion of our Certified Mental Health Technician course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in a mental health setting and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Mental Health Technician (CMHT).
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


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Certified Mental Health Technician (CMHT)


The certification displays mastery of the latest information and skill practice necessary to be a successful Certified Mental Health Technician (CMHT). Certified Mental Health Technicians (CMHT), also referred to as Mental Health Assistants or Psychiatric Aides, work as a member of a team under the supervision of psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors, to care for emotionally disturbed and mentally ill patients.


• 100% Online, Self-Paced
• Open Enrollment
• Admissions and Student Support
• Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content
• Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
• Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion