Massachusetts Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Training and Certification Login

Welcome to the Massachusetts CANS Training and Certification Login Page.

This training is for clinicians in certain levels of care who will be providing behavioral health assessments to MassHealth children and youth under the age of 21. These clinicians are required to complete this training and certification in order to provide behavioral health assessments to MassHealth children and youth under the age of 21 if they are enrolled as a MassHealth provider or as network providers in one of MassHealth’s contracted managed care entities.

Once you have completed registration and have successfully logged in, you will be able to access the Massachusetts CANS online training, the Massachusetts CANS Certification Examination and additional CANS-related information and support.

If you need further assistance navigating this web site, please call the Massachusetts CANS Training Program at 774-455-4057. You can also reach us by email at

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If this is your first time here, click on New CANS user? Register here button

Please do not create a new account if you believe you already have one.

If you think you have created a MassCANS account in the past or need help with your login credentials, contact the MassCANS Training Program Help Desk, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, at 774-455-4057 or e-mail us at so we can assist you.
  • If you are from "Out of State" but will be providing services to MassHealth clients, please use the MA address of the organization you will be working for
  • If you will not have a MA address, please contact our office before registering at
  • If you are from "Out of State" and do not provide services to MassHealth clients please visit the Praed Foundation.
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