Certified Behavioral 

Mental Health

Cost: $399.00 (includes a $100                      non-refundable registration fee)

This course prepares students for success in the Nursing Assistant exam in Florida. This course offers students an opportunity to review entry-level nursing materials and practice patient care clinical skills with each other.             In addition to hands-on clinical practice, students will complete a practice written exam and a mock skills evaluation. Students are welcome to come back and sit-in on a class and/or practice for FREE leading up to taking the State Board Exam.


Remember, you don't have to pay the full amount to start any of our courses, just pay the deposit to get started.

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Exam Requirements - 

Formal Education:

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree High School Diplomas or General Equivalence Degrees must be eligible for acceptance by colleges or universities holding nationally recognized accreditation through the United States Department of Education and/or Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

30 hours of content-specific training, allocated 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 (10 hours)


Related Work Experience:

1,000 hours of behavioral health-related work experience. Work experience must be directly related to the core competencies of the credential and must have occurred within the last 5 years. Volunteer experience is not eligible for certification purposes


On-the-job Supervision:

24 hours of on-the-job supervision of the applicant’s performance of behavioral health-related services. Of the 24 hours, a minimum of 4 hours of supervision must be provided and documented in each of the following categories. The remaining 8 hours may be allocated across any category. 

  1. Clinical Competence 

  2. Maintaining Client and Personal Safety 

  3. Documentation and Patient Confidentiality 

  4. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities 


For certification purposes, the FCB benchmarks reasonable and achievable supervision at the rate of 3 hours per week/156 hours per year. Eligible clinical supervision can be individual, one-on-one supervision and/or observation of skills OR group supervision/case staffings. 


At least 50% of the hours of clinical supervision must be individual, one-on-one supervision and/or observation of skills. No more than 50% of the required hours of supervision may be in a group setting. Administrative on-the-job supervision will not be accepted for certification purposes.


Three (3) professional letters of recommendation for certification.


Certified Behavioral Health Technician Exam

Continuing Education: 

10 hours per year. Training content must be related to at least one of the CBHT performance domains as indicated under Content Specific Training. Continuing Education (CE) credit hours must be non-repetitive (i.e., the same course cannot be claimed more than one time during each credentialed period, even if the course is taken annually). 



Annual, on June 30th of each calendar year.

Mandatory Forms:

CBHT On-the-Job Supervision Verification Form

CBHT Work Experience Verification Form

CBHT Professional Recommendation for Certification Form

CBHT Training Verification Form