​​​​NEWS and Updates

  • We have rescheduled the General Board Meeting to Wed, June 30, 2021, starting at 9 a.m.  You can pre-register via the email sent to you.  You can earn up to 3 CE for attending the full meeting.  There are some positions available on the Executive Board for CWFs, CPSWs, and a Secretary.  Please email the board at info@nmcbbhp.org if you have interest and to learn about the duties for the positions available.  Here is the Agenda for the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Testing for Peer Support,  Family Peer Support, and Wraparound Facilitator certification is available now,  email us at info@nmcbbhp.org with your name and the exam you want to schedule.  The board will verify the completed the required training provided by OPRE or CYFD/BHS in order to be scheduled.  If you have not received notice about your status for testing, please contact us at info@nmcbbhp.org.                                                                                                                                                         
  • We are scheduling the IC&RC exams for CPS and CADC applicants. You must be pre-approved by this board before you are scheduled, contact us at info@nmcbbhp.org if you have questions.                                
  • Update Jan 27, 2021:  We will post a notice here, once we are able to start scheduling dates for CPSW testing, so keep checking back.  There are two separate platforms that we are working on and prepare.  We are working as quickly as we can to have the application/scheduling system and the testing system up soon.  We truly appreciate your patience.     


  • Certemy is live today!   November 4, 2020.  If you already sent in your recertification packet by email or mail,  Please DO NOT start the recertification process on Certemy, we will complete your renewal as we have done so far.  Your certification renewal date will be listed on the registry once your application is approved.  Please be patient with us as we work on updating all information onto Certemy.      


  • NMCBBHP will be moving soon to an online application platform for all Certified Professionals:  Certemy.   The platform will be available to renew your credential, also you can apply online for IC&RC credentials, plus apply to be scheduled for an exam.  Be on the lookout for several emails that will be sent to one that the board has on file.  This email will include information about the GoLive date and several more email to provide you information on where you can locate it and also how to create an account and log in.  You can also contact us at info@nmcbbhp.org to make sure we have your correct email address.                                                                                                      

Who is IC&RC?

Evidence Based-Practices

Quality and integrity are the foundation of IC&RC’s work. IC&RC’s products use the latest research on evidence-based practices, and they are updated every five years and subjected to an extensive process of peer review. 

The Patient / Client - to assure competent, professional alcohol and other drug abuse services to persons suffering from chemical dependency; to improve the quality of service being provided to the client and family members.
The Public - to assure professional competency, which will meet standards required for licensing, accreditation, and third-party payers.
The Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Professionals - to provide a respected, marketable credential of professional competency; to enhance the role of the addiction professional in alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and prevention.
The Profession - to provide a method whereby the highest professional standards can be established, maintained and updated.

IC&RC promotes public protection by offering internationally-recognized reciprocal credentials and examinations for prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals.

IC&RC is the globally recognized resource for prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery credentialing.

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Renew My Credential

Click to view the renewal requirements, process and forms.  All credentials issued by the NM Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals expire 2 years from  the date issued or renewed.

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Who Benefits

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Certifications Available

Click here to view the credentials offered , the credentialing process's common requirements and the process of submitting an application. 

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Verify Credentials

NMCBBHP has over 500 professionals certified.  The verification listings display individuals currently certified in good standing.  Applications still in review will not be listed.

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The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP) is a proud member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (IC&RC) for the purpose of credentialing qualified alcohol and drug counselors, criminal justice professionals, and prevention specialists. IC&RC standards and exams are used exclusively by IC&RC Boards. NMCBBHP, Inc., is independently run and operated with their own jurisdictionally specific processes. 

Welcome to the NMCBBHP!  We exist to provide certification for substance abuse counselors and prevention specialist in the state of New Mexico.  Through NMCBBHP certification and renewals, addiction professionals ensure they are maintaining continuing education requirements and ethical standards of care for their clients. Whether you are seeking certification through the NMCBBHP, an agency seeking certified treatment professionals, or a provider of continuing education opportunities, we hope this website will be a valuable tool for you.  


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