MHTP has initiated a Continuing
Education Program for our graduates, which goes
into effect January 1, 2007 for all CMPs. Over the
last 5 years, many graduates
have encouraged us to begin this Program, and the
Board has been thoughtfully reflecting on how MHTP
can create a Continuing Education Program that is
flexible, accessible, and meaningful.
Continuing Education is not
required to maintain the CMP Certificate, but MHTP
is encouraging graduates to complete 40 Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) every four years to
demonstrate that they are continuing to grow as
CMPs and to stay current with advances and new
knowledge in our profession. Completion of the
CEUs for each four year period will be recorded
and recognized on the MHTP webpage of graduate
|Continuing Education Policy
- CEU Completion
MHTP encourages graduates to complete 40 CEU
every four years. After January 1, 2007, dates of
completion of CEUs will be based on graduation
date, excluding graduates prior to January 1,
2007. For all graduates prior to 2007, the first
4-year CEU completion date is December 31, 2011,
and any CEUs earned during 2006 may be applied to
the 2011 requirement.
Examples: If a student graduates in 2007, the CEU
Completion date is December 31, 2011. If a
student graduates in 2008, the CEU requirement is
due by December 31, 2012.
- Defining Continuing
Education Units (CEU)
A CEU is based on “seat hours” as defined or
assigned by the in-service, workshop or Conference
organization, or assigned by MHTP to each activity
(such as book-reports, music lesson, Conference
- Types of CEUs accepted
MHTP will accept up to 20 CEUs per 4-year
period earned in individual activity, such as book
reports and music lessons. The remaining 20 CEUs
must be earned by attending group activities such
as in-services, workshops and Conferences.
Included in this “group” category are MHTP
Biennial Conference CDs. No more than 20 CEUs
will be accepted from any one activity. For
example, if a graduate completes another training
program or degree related to CMP work, only 20
CEUs will be accepted by MHTP in the 4 year period
in which the training was completed.
Each MHTP Biennial Conference will award 20
CEUs. Graduates prior to January 1, 2007 may
include the 2006 MHTP Biennial Conference in South
Euclid, OH if they attended it. Therefore,
graduate may complete the 4 year CEU requirement
by attending 2 Biennial Conferences.
Beginning in 2004, Biennial Conference sessions
were recorded. If a graduate did not attend the
2004 and/or 2006 Conferences, listening to the
2004 and/or 2006 Conference CDs and answering the
short quiz for each set offers related CEUs. (5
CEUs for 2006, 9 CEUs for 2004)
To request a 2006
Conference Session CDs
and/or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a quiz.
Regional MHTP Enrichment workshops, Days and
Weekends will offer the appropriate number of
Approved Book Reviews
Please see the Book
Report Submission guidelines for a full
description of the requirements. The books are to
be chosen from the Book List on the MHTP website.
Each book report must be submitted to a reviewer
with a review fee of $10. The book reviewer will
acknowledge the satisfactory completion of the
book review with a Certificate of Completion.
Contact email@example.com to be
assigned a book reviewer.
Lessons on MHTP Principles
Please see the Verification Form for Music
Lessons for a full description of the
requirements. Please Note: CEUs awarded for Book
Reviews and Music Lessons are limited to 20 CEUs
per 4-year CEU period.
Graduates may retake Modules or parts of
Modules to stay current with advances and changes
in the MHTP curriculum as long as there is space
at the site chosen. Modules may be re-taken for
all 40 CEUs. Check with the MHTP Module Registrar
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is ½ the listed
Sponsored Training or Hospital, Hospice and
Nursing Home In-Services
Non-MHTP in-services, Conferences, trainings
and workshops will be accepted if the content does
not duplicate MHTP curriculum content and the
content is directly related to the graduate’s work
as a CMP. A description of training objectives
and a CEU certificate identifying number of seat
hours provided by the sponsoring organization must
be provided or a signed MHTP generic certificate.
- CEUs for adding an Instrument to your Certification
CMPs may add an instrument to his or her prior Certificate of Graduation and earn 15 MHTP CEUs. This allows the CMP to be recognized for increasing their proficiency and enhancing the types of services he or she offers to patients.
- Submitting Completed
CEUs are submitted to MHTP as a unit once every
four years when the 40 hours are completed, with a
$50 filing fee and the appropriate required forms
of each type of Continuing Education completed.
Partial documentation will not be accepted or kept
on file. See the top of this page for all the
forms. The documentation submitted must include
the MHTP CEU Summary form with all
supporting documents attached.
- Acknowledgement of CEU
When MHTP receives the completed documentation
and filing fee and approves the CEUs, MHTP will
send a CEU Completion Certificate to the graduate
for that 4-year period and will add the graduate’s
CEU completion status to the MHTP Graduate Listing
on the website.