Toll Free Phone : 877-402-8221
 Local Phone : 410-402-8198
 Fax: 410-402-8056

The Behavioral Health Certification Unit is the licensing agent of the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and as such is responsible for the certification; initial approval and renewal of State of Maryland addiction service programs that meet the required state and federal guidelines for programs that provide particular levels of treatment in accordance with the guidelines established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria. Substance abuse programs include: opioid maintenance therapy programs, outpatient treatment programs, residential programs, early intervention, detoxification treatment, and education programs (DWI).

NOTICE:  Effective October 1, 2016 no new applications for certification may be accepted under COMAR 10.47. All new applications must be made under Behavioral Health COMAR 10.63.