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Mental Health Qualified Technician

Certificate of Completion

This six-week, non-credit course fulfills the hours required for training of Mental Health Qualified Technicians. It is in compliance with the Alabama Board of Nursing and the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Emphasis for this course is placed on the development of attitudes, skills, and knowledge required of the Mental Health Qualified Technician. Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate satisfactory performance on written examinations and clinical skills.

The Mental Health Qualified Technician (MHQT) program will consist of the following contact hours:

Classroom Hours
15 hrs per week for six weeks

Laboratory Hours
3 hrs per week for six weeks

Clinical Hours
6 hrs per week for two weeks




Total contact hours 108