Who is IC&RC?

Evidence Based-Practices

Who Benefits

NMCBBHP is a proud member of 


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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New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 


NEWS and Updates:

  • Interested in CPSW certification, please visit the CPSW page for information on how to do that.
  • Thank you to all who attended the General Board Meeting on Friday, October 13, 2017, we had a great meeting.  We look forward to seeing you all at the next one in April 2018.  Check back here for updates.  
  • We are still looking for active Executive Board members, so if you are interested in joining, please see to  Learn more
  • All Prevention professionals (CPI, PS, SCPS) must sign a new code of when re-certifying your credential. 
  • The Prevention Code of Ethics has been revised and  PS Application Packet will be updated.  All Certified Prevention Specialists, Certified Prevention Interns and Senior Certified Prevention Specialist will need to sign this update ethics.  View it
  • General Board Meeting Friday, April 28,2017 9 am to 12 pm at the Nusenda CU Training Center. 
  • IC&RC exams will transition to computer based exams for the next testing cycle.  Come back here for more information.

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 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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2017 CPSW Exam Dates

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.