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IC&RC International Certificates

New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals

As a certified IC&RC member of the NMCBBHP, you are eligible to receive an International Certificate.  This international certificate does not replace, but rather enhances the existing credential that you currently hold with NMCCBHP.

Displaying your certificate prominently and using the international acronym on professional materials can help you gain greater professional recognition. It also enhances your reputation in the profession and confirms your proficiency. Finally, an International Certificate for counselors (ICADC) is required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for recognition as a SAP.

There are currently four international reciprocal certificates offered through NMCBBHP:

  • Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC)
  • Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor (ICCS)
  • Internationally Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (ICCJP)
  • Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist (ICPS)


International Certificates can be used by professionals to signify their international, reciprocal status. To be entitled to an International Certificate, professionals must first hold a valid, current, reciprocal-level credential or license through an IC&RC Member Board. International Certificates are tied directly to a professional’s certification or license with an IC&RC member board. They are not free-standing certificates. Professionals should contact NMCBBHP to determine if their credential entitles them to an International Certificate.


If you hold one of IC&RC's international credentials and want a print copy, download and submit the 
International Certificate Order Form to IC&RC. International Certificates will be issued to professionals using the same expiration date used by his or her member board for the corresponding credential or license.

Professionals interested in earning a reciprocal-level certification or license must do so through NMCBBHP Board. For more information on certification or license requirements, please contact this board at info@nmcbbhp.org