New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 

IC&RC - CBT exam information 


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 IC&RC credentials will take their exam using a Computer Based Testing (CBT) process. 
  • CBT will be administered through IQT.
  • CBT is an on demand process allowing a candidate to take their exam at an approved testing site
  • Two locations in New Mexico: Farmington and Albuquerque or you can take the exam in surrounding states.
  • All IC&RC exams are 150 questions.
  • Exam that are available through CBT process are Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Clinical Supervisor and Prevention Specialist.
  • All other NMCBBHP examinations (CPSW - Peer Support Worker,  CWF - Wrap Around Facilitator and now the CFPSW - Family Peer Support Worker) 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



  1. Once a candidate applies for an IC&RC credential and the application is approved for testing.  The candidate provides the NMCBBHP with an exam date, then NMCBBHP will pre-register the candidate directly with the testing company
    • If you currently have an ACTIVE application on file with NMCBBHP, you must send in a written notice with exam payment or email your intent to re-test and make online  exam payment
  2. The testing company will email the candidate with instructions to complete the registration process, confirm exam 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.
  3. The candidate will receive preliminary results after the exam.  The NMCBBHP will mail official results to the candidate after the board received them from the testing company.



  • 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

For more information about the IC&RC, visit 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP, INC.) recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation.  The board is teleworking to keep certification processes moving as normally as possible and meet your needs. 

Certification applications are being accepted and processed as usual. Certification examinations are not being scheduled at this time as most testing centers are closed.  This includes the state certification exams for Peers, Family Peers and Wraparound Facilitators


Update:  IC&RC has provided notice that all exam are being cancelled per the closing of testing centers as of March 17, 2020.  See below:

​​Effective Immediately, and for a period of 30 days from today, ALL TESTING SERVICES ARE HALTED throughout the United States and Canada.

Within the past 24 hours, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued updated guidance on measures to be taken to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 disease. In particular, the CDC lowered the number of people that should be able to congregate in the same space from 50 to 10 in the United States.

Given this new guidance, Prometric has determined it is necessary and appropriate to close our test centers in the United States and Canada for a period of 30 days, starting today on March 17. This dramatic step is necessary in order to comply with this new federal guidance as well as to further protect the health and well-being of the individual test takers and the staff that provide services at each of our testing locations. We anticipate re-opening our test centers effective April 16, however, please note that the specific date will be dependent on circumstances that are changing daily.

​Stay Healthy,