Mental Health Technician

Abbreviation of Certification: MHTC

Fee charged for the exam: $109.00 (Study Material Included)

For more information, please view the Certification Program Outline and Exam Blueprint.

Description and Purpose of Test

A Mental Health Technician Certification (MHTC) also known as a psychiatric aide participates in both the planning and implementing of individual patient treatment plans.

A MHTC may perform some or all of the following duties. However, they are not limited to just these responsibilities:

  • Care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed people
  • Hygiene of patients
  • Patients pulse, temperature and respiration
  • Issue medications from dispensary and maintain records
  • Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of therapeutic procedures
  • Assist patients with daily living activities
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 100 questions in Mental Health:

The breakdown is as follows: Process and Procedure, Law and Ethics, Psychological development, pharmacology, practice settings, and safety/ infection control.

Allotted time for examinees is 2 hours.

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