Evidence Based-Practices

Quality and integrity are the foundation of IC&RC’s work. IC&RC’s products use the latest research on evidence-based practices, and they are updated every five years and subjected to an extensive process of peer review. 

The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP) is a proud member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (IC&RC) for the purpose of credentialing qualified alcohol and drug counselors, criminal justice professionals, and prevention specialists. IC&RC standards and exams are used exclusively by IC&RC Boards. NMCBBHP, Inc., is independently run and operated with their own jurisdictionally specific processes. 

Welcome to the NMCBBHP!  We exist to provide certification for substance abuse counselors and prevention specialist in the state of New Mexico.  Through NMCBBHP certification and renewals, addiction professionals ensure they are maintaining continuing education requirements and ethical standards of care for their clients. Whether you are seeking certification through the NMCBBHP, an agency seeking certified treatment professionals, or a provider of continuing education opportunities, we hope this website will be a valuable tool for you.  



NEWS and Updates

  • Join us for the next General Board meeting on Friday, April 26, 2019 starting at 9 am, the agenda and location will be available soon. 
  • The CE provider applications are currently under revision and the in the interim, providers applying must submit the following along with their application: provider history, instructor qualifications, trainer bios and the name of the courses to be offered. See here
  • Family Peer applications are due 2/22/19 and the Family Peer Training will be held on the week of 3/18/19 through 3/22/19, for details check here
  • Senior Certified Prevention Specialist Application is open and we are accepting applications.  Visit forms to view requirements.
  • New 2019 Examination dates for Family Peer Support Worker have been scheduled. Check back for application deadline and training dates. To see information about the requirements and what a Family Peer Support Worker and to find applications for training here:
  • Be on the lookout for a mailed reminder for renewing your credential, if your mail/email address has changed, please email/call the board so that we can continue to provide you updates and notification.
  • Certified Wraparound Facilitator (CWF) updates are coming soon...  
  • We have updated the re-certification forms and checklist which are now available. Check here.  There is one form for the IC&RC (CPI, PS, SCPS, CADC, CS) credentials and one for the CPSW, which is does not require a re-certification fee until further notice.
  • Certified Peer Support Worker and IC&RC certification exams dates are listed on the EXAMINATION DATES   check for new schedule  
  • Interested in Peer Support certification, please visit the CPSW page for information on how to do that.
  • We are always on the lookout for active Executive Board members, so if you are interested in joining, please see to  Learn more
  • All Prevention professionals (CPI, PS, SCPS) must sign a new code of when re-certifying your credential. 
  • The Prevention Code of Ethics has been revised and  PS Application Packet will be updated.  All Certified Prevention Specialists, Certified Prevention Interns and Senior Certified Prevention Specialist will need to sign this update ethics.  View it

The Patient / Client - to assure competent, professional alcohol and other drug abuse services to persons suffering from chemical dependency; to improve the quality of service being provided to the client and family members.
The Public - to assure professional competency, which will meet standards required for licensing, accreditation, and third-party payers.
The Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Professionals - to provide a respected, marketable credential of professional competency; to enhance the role of the addiction professional in alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and prevention.
The Profession - to provide a method whereby the highest professional standards can be established, maintained and updated.

Who Benefits

New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 

IC&RC promotes public protection by offering internationally-recognized reciprocal credentials and examinations for prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals.

IC&RC is the globally recognized resource for prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery credentialing.

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