NMCBBHP is offering COMPUTER BASED TESTING (CBT) for all IC&RC Exams
IC&RC exam are no longer offered via pencil and paper. CBT is the only option available.
Computer Based Testing information
Applicants applying for any of IC&RC credentials will take their exam using a Computer Based Testing (CBT) process.
CBT will be administered through IQT.
CBT is an on demand process allowing a candidate to take their exam at an approved testing site
Two locations in New Mexico: Farmington and Albuquerque or you can take the exam in surrounding states.
All IC&RC exams are 150 questions.
Exam that are available through CBT process are Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Clinical Supervisor and Prevention Specialist.
All other NMCBBHP examinations (CPSW - Peer Support Worker, CWF - Wrap Around Facilitator and now the CFPSW - Family Peer Support Worker) remain paper and pencil based exams available on pre-determined dates. See Examination Dates
CBT offers candidates a timely way in which to complete the certification process
Candidates can schedule at their convenience and are provided their preliminary exam results immediately up completion of the exam
In the event of a failed exam, a candidate may retest after waiting period of 90 days
PROCESS TO BE APPROVED TO TEST
Once a candidate applies for an IC&RC credential and the application is approved for testing. The candidate provides the NMCBBHP with an exam date, then NMCBBHP will pre-register the candidate directly with the testing company
If you currently have an ACTIVE application on file with NMCBBHP, you must send in a written notice with exam payment or email your intent to re-test and make online exam payment
The testing company will email the candidate with instructions to complete the registration process, confirm exam date, time, location of exam and other related details
A Special Accommodations form must be completed if you require special accommodations for an exam. This form must be submitted 60 days prior to candidate’s requested testing date.
The candidate will receive preliminary results after the exam. The NMCBBHP will mail official results to the candidate after the board received them from the testing company.
PRACTICE EXAMS AVAILABLE
IC&RC now offers online practice exam for the Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Clinical Supervisor and Prevention Specialist
The cost of each practice exam is non-refundable $49.00
For more information on practice exams and other preparation materials, please visit the Exam Preparation page of IC&RC’s website at IC&RC Practice Exam Information
For more information about your application status or how to apply, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals is a proud member of IC&RC, which protects the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals. The largest organization of its kind, IC&RC represents more than 40,000 professionals worldwide