What is the Mental Health Academy?
Mental Health Academy is a leading provider of continuing education for the counseling and mental health industry. The diverse range of courses is developed specifically for CE and delivered online for convenient access, 24/7.
How are courses and videos delivered?
For your convenience, Mental Health Academy courses and videos are delivered online. Each program is available via the MHA website in your member profile, and all materials are accessible online, on-demand, 24/7. Both courses and videos - including the online assessment modules - are compatible with most up-to-date browsers and devices.
How do I become a member?
To access courses or videos you must be a Mental Health Academy member. There are four membership options to choose from: Premium (monthly or annual) and Standard (monthly or annual).
Premium memberships provide you with unrestricted access to all courses and videos. The only way to access videos is through a Premium membership. Standard memberships provide access to courses only. As a Standard member you can upgrade your access to Premium at any time.
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Are there any pre-requirements to become a member?
No. Anyone can become a Mental Health Academy member. Our membership options are suitable for both personal and professional development (continuing education) purposes.
I'm a member. How do I access courses and videos?
First, make sure you login using the login box on the top-right section of our homepage. Once you are logged on, you can subscribe to as many courses (Standard and Premium members) or videos (Premium members only) you'd like, at no additional cost to your monthly or annual membership fees.
To subscribe to courses, simply visit the courses section, use the left-side navigation options to find a course, then click the access button located under the course overview and content sections. Each course you subscribe to is automatically added to the "My Profile" page, where you can access the content from the "My Courses" section.
To subscribe to videos (you must be a Premium member to subscribe to videos), simply visit the videos section, use the left-side navigation options to find a video, then click the access button located under the video description. Each video you subscribe to is automatically added to the "My Profile" page, where you can access the content from the "My Videos" section.
How long do I have to complete a course or video?
Mental Health Academy courses and videos are self-paced and can be completed progressively, at any time. Whilst we do not stipulate a minimum period to complete any program, please note you must be an active member to gain access to any courses or videos currently listed in your "My Profile" page.
If you cancel or fail to renew your membership, you will no longer be able to access courses or videos you have not completed (although you will be able to renew/ reactivate your access at any time).
If I logout of my account or leave the assessment page, will my answers be lost?
No. However, you need to ensure that you save your progress as you progress through the assessments. Simply use the appropriate button at each assessment question. Saving each answer ensures your information is saved for the next time you access it.
Do you issue certificates upon completion of a program?
All Mental Health Academy programs include a self-paced, mandatory online assessment component. When you submit your assessment for a course or video and achieve the minimum 80% completion rate, you are able to download a branded certificate of completion stating your results. The same certificate can also be downloaded at any time from the "My Courses" or "My Videos" sections via the "My Profile" page.
How many questions do I need to answer correctly to complete a course or video?
To successfully complete a Mental Health Academy course or video, you are required to obtain a minimum of 80% correct answers on the overall result.
I have completed a course/video, what happens now? How do I get my certificate?
When you submit your assessment for a course or video and achieve the minimum 80% completion rate, you can download a branded certificate of completion stating your results. The same certificate can also be downloaded from the "My Courses" or "My Videos" tables via the "My Profile" page.
What do course HOURS and LEVELS refer to?
HOURS are calculated in accord with the course's duration in words. In general, 1 hour refers to courses that have up to 5,000 words; 2 hours to courses that have between 5,000 and 10,000 words; whilst 3-hour courses have 10,000-15,000 words.
LEVELS reflect the complexity of the course content. Generally, LEVEL 1 courses provide an introduction to a topic or theory; LEVEL 2 courses provide more in-depth exploration, including specific applications; and LEVEL 3 courses concentrate of practical aspects, revolving around comprehensive case studies.
Do I get Continuing Education (CE) Credits when completing courses and videos?
Mental Health Academy courses and videos are currently approved/ endorsed for Continuing Education Credits by the following associations and credentialing bodies. Please refer to your association / credentialing body for further information on how to submit your CE completion records.
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Provider Number: 6535
Approval Date Effective: 10-1-2011
Mental Health Academy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6535. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mental Health Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
NBCC website: http://www.nbcc.org
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
Provider Number: 108362
Approval Date Effective: 6-10-2016
Expiration Date: 4-1-2018
Mental Health Academy is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. Contact hours or CEUs provided through completion of Mental Health Academy programs will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission and also by many of the individual state licensing / certification bodies.
NAADAC website: http://www.naadac.org
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Counsellor certification from CCPA is for a period of three years only and is renewable through an application process.
To assist all members in obtaining their continuing education credits (CEC) required for certification renewal, CCPA has established a national continuing education program. This program reviews a wide variety of professional events, including: workshops, conferences, webinars, institutes and courses, and grants credit to those events that provide quality information for continued education. Continuing education credits through the Mental Health Academy are pre-approved at a rate of one credit per clock hour of professional learning.
La certification de conseiller de l’ACCP est d’une durée de trois ans seulement et est renouvelable au moyen d’un processus de demande.
Afin d’aider tous les membres dans l’obtention de leurs crédits de formation continue (CFC) requis pour le renouvellement de la certification, l’ACCP a établi un programme national d’éducation continue. Ce programme passe en revue une grande variété d’événements professionnels, y compris : des ateliers, des conférences, des webinaires, des instituts et des cours, et accorde des crédits pour les événements qui fournissent des informations de qualité pour la formation continue. Les crédits de formation continue obtenus auprès de la Mental Health Academy sont approuvés au préalable à un taux d’un crédit par heure d’horloge d’apprentissage professionnel.
CCPA website: http://www.ccpa-accp.ca