New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 

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

Certification is a form of credentialing, a voluntary regulation of a profession. It is the process by which a non-government organization grants recognition to persons who have met certain standards. Certification is designed to promote and maintain integrity and quality. The NMCBBHP certification was developed by alcohol and other drug abuse professionals for alcohol and other drug abuse professionals. The competency - based, peer review process measures and tests the knowledge and skills of an individual prior to awarding the credential. Certification Process.

​Review the certification requirements of the credential you wish to apply for and determine whether you meet all the requirements. 
Candidates for examination must meet all requirements and submit a portfolio containing completed application as well as the following:

- Residency requirement of living/working in the state of New Mexico 51% of the time. 
- Documentation of certificates of education & training
- Supervised practicum training
- Verification of employment
- Supervisor's Evaluation Form
- Peer and outside agency support letters;
- Signed Application; Code of Ethics; Statement of Understanding/Authorization to Release
- Application review and examination fee; 

The Application Process

All applicants for certification are required to complete a formal application by applying online through Certemy

If all application criteria have been met, the applicant will be emailed about testing.

The Exam Process

The exams are provided as computer-based testing.  An email will be sent to after a date is selected for the applicant to test.  The board will pre-register the application and the SMT testing company will send an email to applicant to complete the registration process and select a date to test.

After the Exam......

The credential individual is certified for two years and will need to renew the certificate before the certification period ends.

Certification available for the following Credentials:

  • Certified Prevention Intern (CPI)
  • Certified Prevention Specialist (PS) - IC&RC
  • Senior Certified Prevention Specialist (SCPS) IC&RC
  • Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC) IC&RC
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CS) IC&RC
  • Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) IC&RC

To assist in the exam process, IC&RC offers Candidate Guides to student, interns and teachers. These guides are in PDF format and are available for download below:

Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Certified Clinical Supervisor

Certified Prevention Specialist