Behavioral Health Professional Training & Certificate Program

Woodfords Family Services administers the Behavioral Health Professional Training & Certificate Program for the State of Maine.

BHP training and certification is required for direct care providers working in Children’s Behavioral Health Services in the school, residential, or home/community setting, in programs receiving MaineCare reimbursement for section 28 RCS, 28 RCS Specialized, 97 Children’s Residential, and 65 HCT or Day Treatment Services. Additional requirements for BHP certification include current Child & Adult CPR/First Aid certification and completion of an OSHA compliant Bloodborne Pathogens training.

To be eligible to take the BHP course, individuals must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Proof of education is required. Additional education requirements must be met to be eligible to provide MaineCare Section 65 services.

The BHP training is offered in two formats:

  1. In-person, instructor-led 35 hour BHP Training.
  2. Blended learning course (online with instructor-led Live Day session).

Online BHP Module 1 Training

The BHP Module 1 Training is available online to DHHS Approved Provider Agency and School staff at no charge. Certified BHP Instructors and approved Agency/School Representatives may register staff for the BHP Module 1 Online Training by signing in to the Secure Portal and completing the electronic Add A Learner Online ETED form.

Agencies and School programs may request access by emailing the BHP Training Program at Please include the name of the agency/school representative (typically an administrative or HR staff), contact information (work phone number and email address), and job title.


BHP Instructor-led Training

For a complete list of in-person, instructor-led 35 hour BHP Trainings being offered statewide, click on the BHP Training Calendar (35 hour) button to the right.


If you are registered, please click here for the Behavioral Health Professional LMS.

If you are employed as a BHP but have not been registered, contact your employer. Registration is done through the Secure Portal.

If you are not employed as a BHP, complete the Independent ETED form to register.

Blended Learning Curriculum

The Blended BHP Learning course consists of 12 on-demand online modules, including pre/post-tests, and a Live Day session (7 hours) with a Certified BHP Instructor. This Blended BHP Training is available to all Provider agencies/schools at no cost.

To be eligible for certification, individuals must complete an annual OSHA compliant Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training and have current Child & Adult CPR/First Aid certification. Online BBP training is accepted. However, online-only CPR/First Aid is not valid for this requirement. Only instructor-led or blended learning (online w/ instructor-led skills testing) Child & Adult CPR/First Aid training is valid for BHP certification.

BHP Certificates will be effective on the date that individuals successfully complete all certification requirements as follows:

  1. Completed Blended BHP Training, which includes 12 on-demand online modules and 7 hours of live instruction with a Certified BHP Instructor (staff must complete all 12 online modules in order to be eligible to attend the live day)
  2. Completed online course evaluation (made available after attendance at the live day)
  3. Completed Child & Adult CPR/First Aid certification
  4. Completed annual OSHA compliant Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) training

Are you interested in becoming a Certified BHP Instructor?

The Behavioral Health Professional Train-the-Trainer Course focuses on the delivery of the BHP curriculum using best practices for instructors, as well as a review of the Policies & Procedures for the BHP Training & Certificate Program. Instructor candidates must be employed by a DHHS Provider Agency or School providing Children’s Behavioral Health Services. Applicants must meet the specified qualifications and complete the prerequisite. The BHP Train-the-Trainer Course consists of 3 full days: a Live Day session and 2 trainer days including a teach-back session. An application along with all of the required documentation must be submitted for consideration no later than three weeks prior to the date of the training. For more information or to request an application, please email:

BHP Train-the-Trainer Enrollment Form  

Contact Us

For more information or to request materials, please contact us.


Woodfords Family Services
Attn: BHP Training & Certificate Program
15 Saunders Way, Suite 700
Westbrook, ME 04092

Shannon Berger

BHP Training Coordinator
(207) 887-5217

Charlotte Hickling

BHP/OQMHP Training Coordinator
(207) 887-5244

Wendy Enright

Manager, BHP Training & Certificate Program
(207) 887-5238