The following requirements must be satisified to become a Certified Respite Provider:


Providers Must be 18 Years Old With a highschool diploma or GED
Two (2) Current Personal References
Reference forms available in application packet
CPR/First Aid Certification/Blood Borne Pathogens Click Here for website links to training locations
Acceptable Background Checks
(DHHS, Maine DMV and Maine State Bureau of Investigation)

Done by the agency. 

30 Hours of child-related education or equivalent:  Behavioral Specialist I Certification

Behavioral Health Professional Certification


Acceptable combination of child-related formal training, seminar hours and academic courses

Sign NAMI Maine Per Diem Employee Application  Family respite provider (per-diem) application available in application packet 

Funding for this program provided by the Department of Health and Human Services

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