The CMHP credential is for people who have advanced education and on-the job experience providing services to individuals with mental health conditions who are receiving services in inpatient or outpatient settings. The CMHP is an indicator of professional competency but does not grant practice rights under state statute or administrative code.

The CMHP designates competency in the domains of Assessment; Person Centered Service and Recovery Planning; Counseling; Service Coordination; and Professional Responsibilities.

CMHP applicants must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field. Related fields are listed in the CMHP Standards and Requirements Tables. If you do not hold a degree that is specified but you believe your coursework makes your degree equivalent, you may request a Related Degree Equivalency Review.

CMHP Application Documents

Applying for certification is a multi-step process that requires you to submit information and supporting documentation directly to the FCB and to request documentation from other individuals, which they will need to submit directly to the FCB on your behalf.

Please carefully review all the credential documents before applying for certification.


Mandatory Forms

Please contact the FCB for the following documents:

  • CMHP On-the-Job Supervision Verification Form
  • CMHP Work Experience Verification Form
  • CMHP Professional Recommendation for Certification Form
  • CMHP Training Verification Form