​​​NEWS and Updates

  • We will roll out testing for the Peer Worker exam for the following dates.  The first group will start on Feb 17th, 2021.   OPRE has emailed a group of individuals with this notice to start the application process, along with information on how to schedule a Peer Support Worker exam.  These emailed individuals can start to schedule their exam.    If you were waiting to retest prior to March 2020, please contact the board at info@nmcbbhp.org to confirm that you are eligible to retest.  
  • The next group may be scheduled for Feb 24, 2021, you will be emailed information prior to scheduling your exam.  
  • For more information on the exam process, see Testing.  

  • We will also start scheduling the IC&RC exams for current applicants first. contact us at info@nmcbbhp.org

  • 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.                                                                                                                       
  • Congratulations to the Newly Elected Board Members from the General Board meeting on October 16, 2020:  Janna Vallo, Chair,    Diana Lopez, Vice Chair,   ​David Lente, CADC Representative,   Weyhan Smith, CPSW Representative,  Noreen Kelly, CPSW Representative                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP, INC.) recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and will only provide some extensions until December 31, 2020.  The board is teleworking to keep certification processes moving as normally as possible and meet your needs.                         
    We are well aware that face-to-face trainings, conferences have been canceled or postponed during this health emergency situation which may result in difficulties re-certifying credentials on or before expiration dates.  In order for the Board to consider an extension of your certification if one is needed due to training shortages until DECEMBER 31, 2020.  Please send in your re-certification packet PRIOR to its expiration date along with the CEU’s that you have completed and note which are missing.  At that time, the Board can provide an extension of up to 90 days beyond your expiration date to re-certify your credential.  At this time, NMCBBHP will waive the late fee for any certified professional who requested an extension due to a lack of training opportunities to meet CEU requirements, if application is submitted before the expiration of a certificate.  There are an increased the number of CE hours for online courses and the Board will waive its limit on online credit of 50% in order to accommodate the inclusion of up to 100% of CEU’s online until further notice.   Contact NMCBBHP at info@nmcbbhp.org if you have any questions. Please stay safe and healthy.                                        

  • Here is the updated, approved CPSW Code of Ethics.  Please review, print, sign and return the entire document to the board AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Keep a copy for your records
  • Senior Certified Prevention Specialist Application is open and we are accepting applications.  Visit forms to view requirements.​

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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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.  Application 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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