Certificate Course Information
To serve as an Activity Coordinator in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home you must be either (1) a registered occupational therapist, or (2) an occupational therapy assistant, or (3) a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist, or (4) complete (or be enrolled) in a State approved training program. There are two State-approved programs that qualify an individual to serve as an Activity Coordinator under option #4 above:
PSS, CRMA & CRMA Recertification Courses
MHCA does not have the necessary resources to offer the certificate courses required in the State of Maine to serve as a Personal Support Specialist (PSS) or a Certified Residential Medication Aid (CRMA) in an Assisted Living Community in Maine. We recommend that you visit the DHHS, Division of Licensing and Certification, webpage to access their statewide training schedule, which includes a complete list of the certificate courses being offered across the State and information about how to register.
Certificates for these courses are issued by the State of Maine and are available online. Use this link to access the State’s web portal to print your certificate using your first name, last name and the last four digits of your social security number.
ServSafe Food Safety Program
The ServSafe® Food Safety Program was developed by the National Restaurant Association to prepare individuals for the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification exam. The program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety.
The ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification is valid nationally and recognized for a period of 5 years. The course is available online; use the link above for more information about distance learning options for becoming ServSafe® certified. Contact MHCA at 207.623.1146 for information about where to take the course/exam in-person.
Karen M. Michaud
Director of Education