(1) Applicants for CBHPSS certification not currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction must submit a completed application on forms provided by the department. Completed applications include appropriate fees and required documentation.

(2) Applicants must meet the following requirements:

(a) proof of completion of a training course with examination as described in ARM 24.219.912;

(b) have a supervisor that meets the requirements in ARM 24.219.421;

(c) attestation of having been diagnosed with and having received treatment for a behavioral health disorder as per 37-38-202, MCA;

(d) attestation to being in recovery per 37-38-202, MCA, and ARM 24.219.301;

(e) have completed a Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint background check per 37-38-202, MCA, within six months of the application date; and

(f) provide verification of any professional license(s) the applicant has ever held in any state or jurisdiction.

(3) Incomplete applications will automatically expire one year from the date the fee was received. If an application expires, the applicant must reapply and pay all appropriate fees.

(4) Once certified, CBHPSS must clearly indicate their certification in all professional and private communications and may use the titles in 37-38-201, MCA.


History: 37-1-131, 37-38-202, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-38-202, MCA; NEW, 2018 MAR p. 444, Eff. 2/24/18; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2371, Eff. 12/28/19.