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The Perry Foundation Academy of Health’s Mental Health Technician Certification program is a 5-week program that dives into the history of mental health and teaches the skills needed to be an effective mental healthcare provider.

This Program is Perfect For

Although created with entry-level healthcare workers in mind, this program would be perfect for school district employees, correction officers, first responders, and those working in addiction centers just to name a few. Although not a requirement, this program is also ideal for current Certified Nursing Assistants as a stackable credential in a Mental Health Specialty.

What You Will Learn

During this course, you will gain an understanding of the history of mental health and the basics of mental health care. You will review the ethics of caring for your clients and will ultimately gain an understanding of developmental psychology throughout a person's lifespan, as well as how sociocultural influences can impact one's mental health.

You will participate in the development and implementation of basic nursing care and therapeutic treatment plans for those with mental health needs. Students will receive training in physical assessment, psychiatric and substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, health/wellness education, emergency and crisis intervention, and basic nursing assistant skills. Mental Health Technicians work under many different job titles and in a variety of both healthcare and non-healthcare settings.

Program Details

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to take the Mental Health Technician Certification exam through the American Medical Certification Association (administered onsite).

Ways To Register

  1. Register online with a credit card at Returning students should login with their Continuing Education Student ID number (typically in the format of X00-00-000 or XW0-00-0000) or email address.  New students should click on the Sign Up button or the “create account” link to create an account.
  2. Register by phone with a credit card by calling the Information Desk at (702) 895-3394.  Customer Service hours for the Information Desk are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on university-observed holidays).
  3. Register by fax by submitting a Registration Form and credit card information to (702) 895-4195. Registration forms received outside of regular Customer Services hours listed above will be processed on the next business day.
  4. Register by standard mail by mailing a Registration Form with payment to the address listed below.  Payment must accompany the form and can be any of the following:
    a. Credit Card information listed on the Registration Form
    b. Check or Money Order made out to Board of Regents

    Mail Registration Forms to:
    UNLV Continuing Education
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 451019
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1019

  5. Register in person by visiting the Information Desk located at 4350 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119. Customer Service hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on university-observed holidays).

Visit Fees and Related Policies for more information regarding acceptable forms of payment and other related policies.