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Important Notice

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 to reduce its impact in our communities, we strongly encourage you to conduct all business with the Board through online services, email, phone, mail, or fax.  
Due to staff availability, Tuesday and Thursday walk-in hours have been temporarily cancelled. 
The Board office will still be open to maintain normal business operations, but we encourage others not to come to the Board office at this time. 
For inquiries, please contact the Board office by phone at (651)201-2756 or by email at 
For information pertaining to the COVID-19, please refer to the bottom of the page. 

News & Updates

May 1st Board Meeting: 

Due to COVID-19, the May 1st Board meeting will be held electronically using Cisco WebEx. The executive session will begin at 10 am and will be CLOSED to the public. The public session will begin at 10:30 am following the executive session. See the Board Meeting calendar for information on joining the public session. 


See BBHT's News and Announcements Page for more information regarding COVID-19. 

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). 

Criminal Background Check Fee Increase from $32 to $33.25 

Effective January 1, 2019, the Criminal Background Check fee will increase from $32 to $33.25 due to an increase in the FBI portion of the fee.  All applicants for initial licensure and applicants for relicensure after a lapse must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check under Minnesota Statutes section 214.075.  The Criminal Background Check fee is bundled with the application fee when applying for licensure or reactivation. 
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. 

Criminal Background Check (CBC) Exception: 

Under Minnesota Statutes section 14.075, subdivision 1, an applicant is exempt from submitting to a Criminal Background Check if the applicant previously submitted a state or national criminal history records check for a license issued by BBHT. Applicants who fall under this exemption, will only be required to pay the non-refundable initial application and licensure fees.  

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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