BCTP™ Recommended Training
Applicants for the BCTP™ credential must have successfully completed all required courses in the TBHI Telehealth Professional Certificate Training, followed by a 50-item qualifying exam. Test items are true-false and multiple-choice and randomly drawn from a bank of 200 competency-based questions pinned to the Telebehavioral Health competencies published in this JTiBS 2017 peer-reviewed journal articles. Exams can be taken up to three times if not passed upon the first attempt.
Please click below to see the list of the TBHI core telebehavioral health courses.
- Introduction to Telemental Health and telebehavioral Health Theory and Practice
- Legal/Ethical Issues I: Rules, Regulations & Risk Management
- Legal/Ethical Issues II: Best Practices & Informed Consent
- Telehealth Documentation & Administrative Compliance
- Telehealth Reimbursement Strategies: Increasing Authorization & Payment
- Telephone and Videoconferencing in Telepractice
- Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues (w/ Handling Online Emergencies)*
- Texting and Behavioral Health Course Basic Dos & Don’ts
- 6 Fundamentals for Setting Up Your Video-Based Office
*The Telesupervision Theory and Practice course is available to social workers who wish to add an extra course to their program, given that ASWB will not approve CE Hours for reimbursement-related content. Social workers then can opt to take both courses and thereby augment their program with the 3-CE house that accompanies the Telesupervision Theory and Practice course.
Purchase and Access the Telehealth Certificate Training
You may purchase and complete all of the training and courses online through TBHI’s Digital Learning Center. TBHI’s professional online training courses are available for individual purchase; certificate training packages or an all-access pass to the complete training offered by TBHI.
BCTP™ Examinations: Level I and Level II
Written Assessment of Knowledge and Attitudes for Level I and Level II Learners. The first part of the BCTP™ credential application process requires that applicants pass the timed, 50-item qualifying exam. Test items are true-false and multiple-choice and randomly drawn from a bank of 200 competency-based questions pinned to the Telebehavioral Health competencies published in this JTiBS 2017 peer-reviewed journal articles. Exams can be taken up to three times if not passed upon the first attempt.
Skills-Based Learning and Assessment Lab for level II Learners. Prior to being certified by TBHI, candidates must successfully demonstrate their telehealth skills with regard to these two areas of competence:
- Presenting and debriefing their opening protocol
- Presenting and debriefing their informed consent agreement
Monthly video-based meetings offered to TBHI Telehealth Certificate Training, Level II Learners to develop and assessment of these skills. They involve a small group of active Learners drawn to learning the hands-on, day-to-day setup and implementation of a digital office and the administering of two basic protocols in telepractice. The group interaction is intended to foster the development and adherence of practical, legal and ethical protocols for telepractice with a primary focus on the learning and assessment of video-based demonstrations of skill implementation.
- Exclusively available for BCTP Level II Learners
- 100% completion of Level I training is required
- Real-time skill acquisition
- Small group, video-based role-play / discussion
- Real-life decision-making in the delivery of core telehealth protocols
- Opening protocol
- Informed consent discussion (both active and static)
- An interprofessional, international community of colleagues connecting through video
- Giving and receiving self-assessment, group assessment and faculty feedback in real-time
- Unlimited attendance for the duration of the paid access period
- Up to three attempts at role-playing the required protocols
- Candidates needing private assessments for any reason will be accommodated at no extra fee for 1 private session. Candidates who have completed the coursework and passed the written assessment of knowledge/ attitudes with a score of at least 80% are invited present themselves for assessment by their community of peers, as led by the TBHI Faculty member. The community will actively participate in the skills-based learning and assessment lab by submitting written evaluations of a presenting candidate’s performance in one or both of the presentations needed to pass the TBHI skills-based exam. Subsequent debriefing will serve as a learning experience for all participants participating in the discussion. This is an active process whereby everyone is to be involved. Attendance at a minimum of three learning labs is required to be Certified by TBHI, along with a passing score of 90% on community ratings of performance and subsequent debriefing.
All Level II Candidates are invited to the monthly Skills-Based Learning and Assessment Lab.
- Logging in to TBHI’s digital Learning Center is required for participation.
- Scoring of a candidate’s performance and active participation in the subsequent debriefing discussion/commentary in the TBHI digital Training Center is also required.
- Attendance at monthly meetings is unlimited during one’s paid access to the TBHI Digital Learning Center
- Once a candidate steps forth to attempt the assessment, they have up to three attempts to pass. The assessment phase involves active participation in debriefing discussions, which are intended to be a learning experience for everyone involved.
- Participants needing additional private consultation who fail all three times will have the option for a private consultation at an additional fee. Candidates may attend the Skill Learning and Assessment Lab monthly during their access period. extended access periods beyond their originally contracted times can be purchased at additional fees.
Alternatively, you can contact TBHI for a registration form.