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Our Mission

The mission of the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy is to protect the public through effective licensure and enforcement of the statutes and rules governing its licensees to ensure a standard of competent and ethical practice.

News and Updates

Criminal Background Checks

Minnesota law now requires that all applicants for initial licensure and license reinstatement complete a fingerprint based criminal background check (Minnesota Statutes section 214.075). 
This process will begin for LADC and LPC/LPCC applicants on August 1, 2017. Any initial license application or license reinstatement application postmarked or received after July 31, 2017, will be required to include the $32 non-refundable criminal background check fee in addition to the license application fee, initial licensure fee, and/or license reinstatement fee. 

Instructions about the criminal background check process, including how to submit your fingerprints, will be emailed to you by the Criminal Background Check Program after your application and fee have been received by the BBHT office. Please do not submit fingerprints before receiving this email. 

Loan Forgiveness Program for Mental Health Professionals

The Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care administers a loan forgiveness program that is funded by the State of Minnesota. For more information about the program, please see the links below:
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