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NMCBBHP is offering COMPUTER BASED TESTING 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 NMCBBHP IC&RC credentials will take their exam using a Computer Based Testing (CBT) process.  Starting in June 2017
  • CBT is administered through ISO-Quality Testing, Inc. (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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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​



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