Minor in Possession (MIP) Provider Certification

During the 65th Legislative Session, the Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division was authorized to certify Minor in Possession (MIP) providers in an effort to increase capacity of the workforce and increase access to evidence-based early intervention services (NDCC 50-06-44). Administrative Rules 75-09.2-01 detail the requirements and the process for providers to become certified to provide this service in the state.


UPCOMING TRAINING: The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is offering a FREE training on an evidence-based curriculum approved through the North Dakota MIP Certification program on December 10-11, 2018. Find out more here.


What is Early Intervention?

Early intervention is an important piece of the behavioral health continuum of care and helps to reduce the risk of harmful behaviors such as drug and alcohol use among individuals. The use of substances before the brain has fully developed increases a teen’s risk for future addiction. Many different benefits can come from early intervention. One of the many benefits from early intervention is the cost impact for all. For example, if school outcomes improve due to early intervention, this translates into fewer resources being spent on grade repetition or special education classes. Improvements in school performance can lead to higher educational attainment and therefore lead to economic success in adulthood. Members of society can gain from a decrease in the number of individuals entering the criminal justice system. Early intervention can benefit all members of society.

Want to Become Certified?

All instructors are required to submit an application to the Behavioral Health Division. Click here to download the application.

For further help applying to provide services we recommend reviewing the guidance.