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New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 

The New Mexico Certification Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. provide certification for the following International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC):


Certified Prevention Specialist

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Certified Clinical Supervisor

​Review the certification requirements of the credential you wish to apply for and determine whether you meet all the requirements.  You can download the application for the credential you are applying here


NOTE:  Applicants applying to the NMCCBHP must satisfy the residency/work requirement, must live and/or work at least 51% of the time within the jurisdiction of the NMCBBHP when applying for initial certification.



​​IC&RC Credential Requirements


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Certified Prevention Specialist (PS) Requirements

Experience:   12 months/2000 hours of Prevention experience across the domains.

Education:    120 total hours across all domains of which 24 hours must be ATOD specific with 6 hours of Prevention

Ethics:  These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.

Supervision:  120 hours specific to the domains (see below) with a minimum of ten hours in each domain.

Examination:   Applicants must pass the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Examination.

Code of Ethics:   Applicants must sign a prevention specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.

Re-certification:  40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, 6 of those hours must be in Prevention Ethics and Responsibility.

PS DOMAINS
1. Planning & Evaluation
2. Prevention Education & Service Delivery
3. Communication
4. Community Organization
4. Public Policy and Environmental Change
5. Professional Growth and Responsibility


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Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Counselor Requirements (CADC)

  • Experience:  3 years/6000 hours of supervised work experience specific to the AODA domains (An associate's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 1000 hours; a bachelor's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 2000 hours; a master's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4000 hours)
  • Education:  270 hours specific to the domains (see below). Six hours must be specific to counselor ethics.  These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Supervision:  300 hours specific to the domains (see below); to include the 12 core functions with a minimum of ten hours in each core function area.
  • Examination:  Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written ADC Examination.
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Re-certification:  40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, 6 hours must be in Professional Ethics and Responsibility.

ADC DOMAINS* (updated)
1.  Screening, Assessment, and Engagement
2.  Treatment Planning, Collaboration, and Referral
3.  Counseling
4.  Professional and Ethical Responsibilities 
 
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 Certified Clinical Supervisor Requirements
 

  • Prerequisite:  Applicant must hold and maintain current certification as a CADC/ADC or AADC counselor at the IC&RC reciprocal level or hold a specialty substance abuse credential in another professional discipline in the human services field at the masters level or higher.
  • Experience:  5 years/10,000 hours of ADC counseling specific work experience plus 4000 hours of ADC supervisor work experience (4,000 hours may be included in the 10,000 hours and must include 200 hours of face-to-face clinical supervision).
  • An associate's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 1000 hours; a bachelor's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 2000 hours; a master's degree in behavioral science may substitute for 4000 hours.
  • Education:  30 hours of education specific to the first five IC&RC clinical supervision domains (see below) with a minimum of four hours in each.
  • These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Examination:  Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written Clinical Supervisor Examination.
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a clinical supervisor specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Re-certification:  Six hours of continuing education earned every two years.  The six hours may be a part of the 40 hours obtained for the CADC re-certification.

CS DOMAINS
1. Counselor Development
2. Professional & Ethical Standards
3. Program Development & Quality Assurance
4. Performance Evaluation
5. Administration
6, Treatment Knowledge

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Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Requirements (CCJP)

  • Experience:  3 years/6000 hours of supervised work experience specific to the domains.  (An associate's degree in behavioral science or a non-reciprocal AODA counselor credential may substitute for 1000 hours.  A bachelor's degree in behavioral science or an IC&RC reciprocal AODA counselor credential may substitute for 2000 hours.  A master's degree in behavioral science or an IC&RC reciprocal CCS credential may substitute for 4000 hours; a master's degree in behavioral science or an IC&RC reciprocal advanced AODA counselor credential or other advanced credential (NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC, etc.) may substitute for 5000 hours).  Work experience must have been obtained within the 10 years prior to application.
  • Education:  270 hours of education specific to the domains listed below.  Six hours of education must be in criminal justice ethics.  270 hours specific to the domains with a high school diploma. 200 hours with an associate's degree or a non-reciprocal AODA counselor credential. 150 hours with a bachelor's degree or an IC&RC reciprocal AODA counselor credential. 100 hours with a master's degree or an IC&RC reciprocal CCS credential.  60 hours are required with a doctorate or an IC&RC advanced AODA counselor credential or other advanced credential (NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC, etc.) These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.
  • Supervised Practical Training:  200 hours specific to the domains.  150 hours with an associate's degree or a non-reciprocal AODA counselor credential.  100 hours with a bachelor's degree or an IC&RC reciprocal AODA counselor credential.  80 hours with a master's degree or an IC&RC reciprocal CCS credential; no hours are required with a master's degree or above or an IC&RC advanced AODA counselor credential or other advanced credential (NBCC, CRCC, NASW, MAC, etc.)  A minimum of ten hours in each domain is required.
  • Examination:  Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Examination.
  • Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a criminal justice specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.


Recertification:  40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, 6 hours must be in Professional Ethics and Responsibility.

CCJP DOMAINS
1. Dynamics of Addiction & Criminal Behavior
2. Legal, Ethical & Professional Responsibility
3. Criminal Justice System & Processes
4. Clinical Evaluation: Screening & Assessment
5. Treatment Planning
6. Case Management, Monitoring & Participant Supervision
7. Counseling
8. Documentation
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Requirements for these credentials must have been met or must be met by application submission. Questions about meeting requirements can be emailed to info@nmcbbhp.org.