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Spruce Mountain Adult Education

Workforce Training

Behavioral Health Professional Certification Training


Our community is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life.

Children’s Behavioral Health Services is vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism, and Mental Health Disorders and their families. The need in our area is great!

As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential.

We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavioral Health Services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services providers. The training can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.

You will complete 12 online modules and 12 hours of live instruction (offered virtually).  An online Bloodborne Pathogens training, as well as Child & Adult First Aid & CPR training, will be made available to you if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training takes about 45 hours to complete. Registration is ongoing until June 30, 2023.

Any individual who will be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course, may register. (Individuals must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or equivalent to get certified.)


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Certified Nursing Assistant

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Certified Nursing Assistant course that meet the State requirement of 180 hours (110 hours of classroom/lab and 70 hours of clinical experience) and, if needed, six hours of CPR instruction. Clinicals are held at area healthcare facilities. Upon successful completion of this course, passing the State CNA exam and successful acceptance to the State Registry, you will be a state-certified CNA. The class cost tends to be about $1500. 

Culinary Arts Interest Only List


with Wayne Kregling

If you are interested in learning when and where the class is, please register on this "INTEREST ONLY" list.

This 10-week course will start with the basics of knife skills and progress to fine dining. Students will sit for the national Kitchen Manager certification towards the end of their class in addition to earning an AMSA Meat Selection and Cookery certificate. This course will also include the Southwest Airlines Professional Communication credential. 

Funding for the course is available for those who qualify

Classes will not start until September 2022.

Fall 2022 Direct Support Professional Interest List


If you are interested in learning when and where the class is, please register on this "INTEREST ONLY" list.

The role of a direct support professional is complex and requires a specific set of skills and values. A direct support professional certification is a license that allows an individual to work with others who have intellectual and developmental hurdles. Direct support professionals must undergo a state-mandated course and test to receive their certification. This course and certification include online lessons, classroom instruction, active participation in classes, and on-site clinical hours in Residential home settings. It is necessary to ensure the individual has the appropriate knowledge and practices to care for their clients.

This is a 6 week in class starting in September plus work experience with LEAP Inc.

The commitment will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evenings. 

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