NEWS and Updates

  • Additional General Board Meeting information scheduled for Fri, Oct 16th, we will also hold election.  Seats that are up for election:
    Two (2) CPSW Representatives
    CWF Representative
    CFPSW Representative
    CADC Representative
    Vice-Chair (must have a IC&RC credential)
    Chair (must have IC&RC credential)

    Those who might want to run for the seats listed, please submit a letter of interest and resume ahead of time—not required for elections, but helpful to streamline the process.  The Chair and Vice Chair positions must be filled by someone in good standing with a credential from the IC&RC Board and all other positions may be filled with the credentialed members whom have a seat open in their respective credential. 

    Please send letters of interest and resumes for open board seats to Jennifer Sandoval at: info@nmcbbhp.org no later than Wednesday, October 14th.  Those running for open seats with the board will be asked to provide 2-3-minute speech introducing themselves and providing their background and experience which would make them the best candidate for the position.  The NMCBBHP is a very active board and requires attendance at bi-monthly meetings with extra subcommittee meetings as needed.  Those who actively participate as elected board members have the opportunity to earn 10 CEU’s per year for a total of 20 CEU’s every term for use for re-certification.  We hope that you will be able to attend our next General Board meeting and join in shaping of the future leadership of the Executive Board   
  • INVITATION: NMCBBHP General meeting - October 16, 2020  9 am to 12 pm. 
  • Register in advance for this meeting :https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcOCqqjsrHdWRxqjFOJRIgWtDwph0ZeAx    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Here is the Agenda We have a wonderful Job Readiness Training Presentation by Carole Rutten along with important credential updates.  Attendance for the full General Board meeting will provide 3 general CEUs.                                                                                                                                        *****************************************************************************************************************************                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP, INC.) recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation.  The board is teleworking to keep certification processes moving as normally as possible and meet your needs.   Certification applications are being accepted and processed as usual. Certification examinations are not being scheduled at this time as most testing centers are closed.  This includes the state certification exams for Peers, Family Peers and Wraparound Facilitators
    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, 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.​
  • 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.  All Certified Prevention Specialists, Certified Prevention Interns and Senior Certified Prevention Specialist will need to sign this update ethics.  View it

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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Who Benefits

NMCBBHP is a proud member of 

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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