Telebehavioral Health Institute Train-the-Trainer (TTT) Program


Join the ranks of speakers who have been trained by the Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI)

If you are an experienced speaker, consider joining this elite TTT program.

The TBHI Train-the-Trainer Program is for you if you are seeking to maximize your marketability as the behavioral field adopts 21st Century technology.

Why Get Trained as a Speaker/Trainer

Telehealth has exploded in popularity with millions of visits, many of which are in behavioral health. The market for such services alone is expected to exceed $1 billion by 2020. As of the last published audit, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that more than 85% of all reimbursement for telehealth was for telebehavioral health services. 

As the international, interprofessional market leaders, the Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) is increasingly being sought to train other professionals to help educate the 1.3 million clinicians offering professional mental health and substance use services in the United States. TBHI is the only professional training group whose training meets the stringent competencies identified and published in the field (Maheu, Drude, Hertlein, Lipschutz & Hilty, 2017). The Founders of TBHI are experienced, highly published and widely recognized as the pioneers of the field, offering telehealth-related training for more than 25 years.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click questions below for detailed answers.

The TBHI Train-the-Trainer program is organized into two (2) levels, each level lasting approximately six (6) months.

  • TBHI TTT Level I Training Candidacy (6-Month Program):
    During this initial TBHI Speaker training phase, you will participate in weekly meetings, conduct Internet research, develop slide decks and otherwise assist the Training group.
  • TBHI TTT Level II Training Candidacy (6-Month Program):
    Upon advancement to Level II training phase, you will become actively engaged in being a co-presenter with TBHI Faculty.

Good question! The full fee for the TBHI Train-the-Training program is $5,000: $2,500 for each 6-month level of the program. Payment for each level is due at the start of that level.

Payment plans are available for a $50 additional administrative fee and outlined as follows:

  • $500 down payment (due at the 1st of the month)
  • $310 monthly payments (automatically recur on the 1st of the remaining 5 months)
  • You are welcome to pay off your remaining balance at any point

Upon advancement to Level II of the training, you will again have the option for the monthly payment plan or to make the payment in full. All fees are payable in advance and refunds will not be granted.

To be considered for the TBHI Train-the-Trainer Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the TBHI Level II Certificate training program
  • Speaking skills on par with the Toastmaster’s Education Program Levels I & II
  • Submission of the TBHI Train-the-Trainer application
    This application will require approximately 30 minutes of your time, but we encourage you to have these documents ready for uploading into our system prior to starting the application process:
  • Your CV
  • Three short writing samples from previously written documents (book, article, blog, thesis, dissertation, etc.)
  • Two (2) brief recordings of your prior speaking engagements
  • Your professional photo (headshot)
  • Brief bio
  • Names and email addresses of two references who know your work as a speaker or trainer

To become a Certified TBHI Speaker/Trainer, you will be expected to complete the following:

  • Complete all written assignments, mock webinars, evaluations, and pass associated final exams at the end of Level I and Level II
  • Actively attend at least 18 of  20 weekly meetings for both training Levels I and II
  • Research, prepare, and/or improve TBHI presentation content
  • Attend and assist 2 full-day training programs
  • Assist with conference training materials, attendees, and promotions
  • Successfully deliver a TBHI webinar
  • Complete the Train-the-Trainer program within 18 months

For any additional questions, please send us a note.


Continuing Education or Continuing Medical Education Approvals (for most States & Provinces)



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Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners & Physician’s Assistants

NJAOPS is dedicated in reminding and enhancing physicians’ knowledge to manage the changing needs of the healthcare system. These evidence-based educational lectures are structured to augment physician expertise with current guidelines, materials and recommendations, as well as up-to-date advances in medical treatment on specific topics.

New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing education for DO physicians. NJAOPS designates these educational activities for Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Physician (AMA) Accreditation Statement: NJAOPS is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NJAOPS designates live or online activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Health Professionals: Participants may claim hours to receive a Certificate of Participation for an activity designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Method of Participation:
For successful completion of activity and subsequent awarding of credits, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity and complete an attestation form, as well as an activity evaluation form.

Psychologists — American Psychological Association (APA)

Telebehavioral Health Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telebehavioral Health Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers — Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI), provider #1328, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/18/2016 – 11/18/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Please note that ASWB does not award CE Hours for training related to marketing.

Addiction Professionals — NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) is officially on file with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an Approved Education Provider. TBHI has been approved as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. NAADAC Provider #159459, Telebehavioral Health Institute, is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

Counselors — National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

The Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBHI) has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6708. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. TBHI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

CE Broker

CE Broker is a continuing education tracking system in which licensees track their compliance and report their completed CEs. The Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) encourages trainees to use the Self-Report system in CE Broker, as TBHI does not report to CE Broker on behalf of trainees.

Click here for instructions on how to self-report to CE Broker.

California Nurses — California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN)

The American Psychological Association (APA), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) have approved CE Hours for TBHI training. The American Medical Association (AMA) has approved the training for CMEs. Nurses are formally approved in California and approved by most other states through our co-sponsorship with Alliant UniversitySee Continuing Education information here.

— NOTE —

Please verify the appropriateness of TBHI training for your needs by contacting your state/provincial board or your state/provincial professional organization. Some state and provincial regulations are in flux, complex and can be confusing. Some require additional documentation. Some states restrict the number of CE hours you can complete online. TBHI disavows responsibility for being aware of /meeting your state’s regulatory or licensing requirements.

TBHI Training has also been approved for AMA CME Hours. Contact us for details.

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