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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

BBHT Office Construction 

Due to construction work being done at the BBHT office, staff will have limited availability Wednesday, June 12-Monday, June 17, 2019 (in-person, via phone, and via email). Emails can be sent to You can also leave a voice message by calling 651.201.2756. We will return emails and calls as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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. 

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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