Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the new qualifications for CM II?
A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a behavioral health related field (Approved Degree List) (Denied Degree List) earned from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or an education degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education with at least nine (9) hours of college credit in a behavioral health related field; or a current license as a registered nurse in the State of Oklahoma with experience in behavioral health care; or a current certification as an alcohol and drug counselor in Oklahoma; or a Bachelor's or Master's degree in any field earned from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the USDE and a current certification as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP).
- What is a CPRP? How do you apply?
Please visit their website: CPRP
- If I’m not sure if my degree would qualify as a behavioral health related degree, what can I do?
You can check the Approved Degree List. If you have a degree program that you would like ODMHSAS/OHCA to consider for the 07/01/2013 educational requirements. Please forward the degree plan/curriculum to Dawn Talton @ email@example.com.
- Are current BHRSs with a “grandfathering” letter or certificate from the on-line training on file allowed to bill and be reimbursed for rehabilitation through June 30, 2014?
- When do I have to meet the new requirements?
Existing CM IIs will have until June 30, 2014 to complete the certification process. This includes the: application, web-based training, face-to-face-training, exam, and employment verification. If this process is not completed by June 30, 2014, you will have to submit an initial application and start the certification process over again. New CM II applicants must meet the requirements at the time of their initial application.
- Will the web-based training be offered thru the ODMHSAS site?
Yes. However, this will not be available until after your reapplication (existing CM IIs) or initial application (new CM II applicants) has been approved by ODMHSAS.
- How do we get the face-to-face training?
ODMHSAS is currently setting up the training schedules. These will be posted on the ODMHSAS website. However, this will not be available until you complete the web-based training and receive approval from ODMHSAS.
- What are CM IIIs required to do?
On July 1, 2013 CMIII’s will no longer be required to be certified through ODMHSAS. If you are a Licensed Behavioral Health Professional, under supervision for your license, or a CADC, you are no longer required to submit an application, attend training, take the exam or renew your certification. You will now be able to provide CM services pursuant to their licensure without certification through ODMHSAS.
If you are a currently a CM I and your certification expires on 12/31/2013 or 12/31/2014, your new expiration date is June 30, 2014. Any CEU's obtained from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 will be accepted.
If you are currently a CM II and your certification expires on 12/31/2013 or 12/31/2014, your new expiration date is June 30, 2014. If you have not completed a Re-Application by June 30, 2014 your certification is no longer valid and you will have to complete the initial application process under the July 1, 2013 Requirements. You will not be required to submit CEU's for this time period.