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Thank you for your interest in becoming a community service provider. The Alabama Department of Mental Health has oversight for a broad network of services that enable persons with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and/or substance abuse disorders to reside in Alabama communities. Any community program that provides services to people living with mental illness, developmental / intellectual disabilities, and/or substance abuse disorders must be certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

There is a two phase orientation to the certification process that is required for any program applying to be a certified provider. The orientation will give you an informational overview of the certification process. Participation in the orientation does not mean that your program will be certified, nor does it mean that the Department of Mental Health will provide a contract, funding, or service referrals to your program. The content of the orientation will identify minimum standard requirements for submitting a certification application and explain the certification process. It is required to begin the certification process.

Prospective Community Provider – Certification Orientation
(Phase 1 – online course)

This online orientation is available at the Alabama Department of Mental Health online professional development site. You can access this course by visiting http://admh.academy.reliaslearning.com/ and selecting the course title. Creating a user account is free. The cost of the Prospective Community Provider – Certification Orientation (Phase 1) is $10. Once you have completed this phase of the orientation you should print the certificate of completion to include with your Phase 2 Registration.

Prospective Community Provider – Certification Orientation
(Phase 2 – Live Event)

The August 1, 2014 Phase 2 Orientation is full. the next available Phase 2 Orientation will be in February 2015.

The second phase of the certification orientation is a live event conducted twice a year in Montgomery, Alabama. It is a requirement to attend this orientation for programs submitting a certification application. This phase of the orientation will provide more detail on the minimum requirements for becoming a certified program and allow you to ask questions you may have about the certification process. The cost for registration to this phase of the orientation is $75. Directions, times, and frequently asked questions are included in the registration packet. Once your completed registration packet has been received by ADMH Staff Development, you will receive a confirmation email at the address you list on the registration form.

The Prospective Community Provider - Certification Orientation
(Phase 2) Registration Packet will be available again in November 2014
Please check back at that time to print off your copy

Keep in mind that participation in the Prospective Community Provider – Certification Orientation:

  • Does NOT guarantee your program will be certified
  • Does NOT mean that your program will receive a contract, funding, or service referrals from the Alabama Department of Mental Health
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