New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 

Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW)

Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW) Certification information

An individual who is interested in working towards CPSW certification must first contact OPRE and view a list of requirements to apply for Peer Worker training.  There are training prerequisites to apply for peer worker training, See the list at Office of Peer Recovery & Engagement (OPRE)

  • After successfully completing the Peer Training, an individual must take the Peer Support Worker Examination with the NM Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP)  
  • The board has moved the exam scheduling process online.
  • Upon passing the examination, the applicant has 90 days after their exam date to work on their Pre-exposure peer hours at an approved provider on the OPRE website

SAMHSA Peer Support Worker.   Learn about the foundation and essential core competencies required by a range of peer workers within behavioral health services: http://www.samhsa.gov/brss-tacs/core-competencies-peer-workers


Please follow the provided links to find more information regarding the Peer Support program in New Mexico.

Visit OPRE NM Network Of Care which includes information about OPRE, Pre-exposure approved providers, and CEU resources


For CPSW and CFPSW Professionals here is a list of agencies and courses that have been approved for CE hours to renew your certificate. There are links for the agency providing training.  Here is list for print

CPSW Acceptable CE Providers and Course for Re-certification

 The following providers and courses for the forty (40) CE’s will be accepted for CPSW/CFPSW  re-certification:


The review committee of NMCBBHP, Inc. will review other credible, documented credential related continuing education hour event (including conferences) on a case by case basis for approval. There will be a charge of $5 per credit to review education contact hours earned through a non-approved NMCBBHP provider.  We will not accept certificates of attendance with no CE hours provided or without a signature. Refer to the checklist form for assistance in completing your CPSW renewal.  

Questions related to the training resources listed above, please contact OPRE.

Any questions related to your CPSW re-certification can be sent to info@nmcbbhp.org