New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 

NMCBBHP will be 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
  • One location in Farmington, we are working on establishing a site in Albuquerque and another in southern NM
  • All IC&RC exams are 150 questions.  Candidates have 3 hours to complete an exam
  • Exam that are available through CBT process are CADC, CS and PS
  • All other NMCBBHP examinations (CPSW, CFS and new CWF - Wrap Around Facilitator) remain paper and pencil based exams available on pre-determined 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



  • Once a candidate applies for an IC&RC credential and the application is approved, NMCBBHP pre-registers the candidate directly with the testing company
  • If you currently have an application on file with NMCBBHP, you must send written notice with exam payment or email your intent to re-test and submit exam payment
  • The testing company will then be in direct contact with the candidate with instruction to complete the registration process, selection of 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



  • 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 info@nmcbbhp.org

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