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Thank you for your interest in applying to attend a Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification Training. Please look for your application type below and review the instructions before submitting your application.*


NEW APPLICANTS

Interested in applying to become a new Mental Health First Aid instructor? Follow the steps below.

STEP 1: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

Please visit our site at https://instructors.mentalhealthfirstaid.org. Click the “Register” tab on the left side of the page. Enter an email address and a password in the “Register for a New Local Account” section to start your application.

STEP 2: CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION

Within a few minutes of submitting your completed application, you should see a message confirming that your application has been received. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing your application; you will be notified within that time of your applicant status. Tuition for new instructors in a 3-day or 5-day instructor course is $2,000 per person ($1,850 for National Council members), and is inclusive of instruction, breakfast and lunch, materials needed to teach the 8-hour course, and ongoing technical assistance once certified, unless otherwise noted.


Having difficulty completing your application? Please email us.

*If you are a resident of Missouri, please visit our state partners’ websites to apply for their instructor trainings, which are only open to in-state residents.


EXISTING INSTRUCTORS

STEP 1: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

Current full-status Mental Health First Aid Instructors who are seeking a second certification must complete a shortened version of the Instructor application. Please login to the Instructor Portal with your existing credentials. Once logged in, click the “+” icon next to the curriculum you wish to receive a secondary certification in. This can be found on the homepage beneath the featured image.

STEP 2: CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION

Within a few minutes of submitting your completed application, you should see a message confirming that your application has been received. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing your application; you will be notified within that time of your applicant status. Tuition for existing instructors is $950 per person ($850 for National Council members), unless otherwise noted.


Having difficulty completing your application? Please email us.


PROJECT AWARE APPLICANTS

Project AWARE applicants applying to an Instructor training held by the National Council for Behavioral Health should follow the “New Applicant” or “Existing Applicant” instructions above.

Project AWARE applicants applying to trainings held by organizations other than the National Council for Behavioral Health should refer to the instructions provided by that organization to register for the training. Please note that while Mental Health First Aid USA will receive your submission, applications for Project AWARE trainings are reviewed by the contact person of your desired training. You will be contacted by them directly when your application is processed.


Project AWARE is a SAMHSA-funded grant program.

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