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Ruby's Academy For Health Occupations

Behavioral Health Technician

Thank you for your interest in training to becoming a Behavioral Health Technician (BHT).

As a BHT you will most often assist counselors and therapists by providing critical support services to clients who are receiving drug rehab, substance abuse or mental health treatment in a variety of treatment settings. With this certification you will be taking a huge step forward in your career in the addiction industry.

Here at Ruby’s Academy for Health Occupations you’ll learn the skills and knowledge necessary for receiving the Behavioral Health Technician designation from the Florida Certification Board (FCB) that will open up doors in the recovery industry.

Following, you’ll find more information on the education requirements to take the BHT course for certification by the FCB.

Certified Behavioral Health Technician standards for certification

Category: Requirement:
Degree: High School Diploma, GED or higher
Work Experience: 1,000 hours of direct experience in behavioral health which must have occurred over the past 5 years. Volunteering is not eligible.
Supervision: 24 hours which must include a minimum of 4 hours per performance domain. Remaining hours may be met in any performance domain. Supervision must have been accrued during the past 5 years.
Training: 30 hours of training from an FCB approved education provider within the past 10 years allocated as follows:

• Clinical Competence – 8 hours
• Ethics and Professional Conduct – 4 hours
• Documentation & Patient Confidentiality – 4 hours
• Maintaining Client and Personal Safety – 4 hours
• Electives – 10 hours

Written Test: CBHT Exam
To see the exam requirements, click the following link: addiction exam
References: 3 professional letters of recommendation
Renewal: 10 CEUs each year

About Ruby’s Academy For Health Occupations

Our mission at Ruby’s Academy for Health Occupations is to educate allied health professionals to meet the ever changing needs of the health care sector. We provide students with a quality career oriented education combined with practical experience, knowledge and skills to excel in the healthcare field.

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