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Telemental health is a rapidly growing field spanning across multiple mental health disciplines around the world. As such, professionals are looking for best practices and credibility to offer safe and effective services to their clients.
In conjunction with thought leaders in the field of telemental health, the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) has developed the Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH) certification.
Providing services electronically requires additional training in best practices, ethics and state laws. The BC-TMH training is based in established credentialing industry standards and processes, evidence-based practices, and a rigorous review of the professional literature. The certification is under review by a diverse panel of industry experts and practicing telemental health providers from all mental health disciplines, academia, government regulatory agencies, licensure boards and health insurance organizations.
The BC-TMH certification was designed for:
The BC-TMH requires:
Additional requirements also apply to maintain the certification.
This certification is designed to progress with the industry. Through a formal job analysis process and ongoing literature reviews, CCE will regularly review and update training content and requirements to ensure that the BC-TMH reflects best practices found in the academic literature and in active practice.