New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. 

Reciprocity is the process of transferring an IC&RC credential from one IC&RC member board to another.  In order to qualify for reciprocity, you must be fully-certified with the IC&RC as a CADC (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor), CS (Certified Clinical Supervisor), PS (Certified Prevention Specialist).  Some professionals may choose to maintain their credentials in multiple regions (for example, New Mexico and Texas) and in order to do so you would be required to meet the ongoing re-certification standards with both boards. 

In order to apply for reciprocity, you would first determine if the board you are interested in transferring to offers the IC&RC credential that you hold with the NMCBBHP and IC&RC.

For a list of IC&RC Member Board, please visit the IC&RC website at www.internationalcredentialing.org

Reciprocity is typically a simple process with a couple of basic steps

Reciprocity Process

Professional contacts the IC&RC Member Board in the jurisdiction to which s/he wants to relocate to learn about the requirements 
to reciprocate credential.

Professional contacts current IC&RC Member Board for Reciprocity Application.
Professional completes the application and returns it to current board with the appropriate fee.
Current board verifies application and sends it to IC&RC.
IC&RC approves the application, notifies the professional, and sends it to board in new location.
New board contacts professional when the process is completed.

In order to request a reciprocity application, please email the NMCBBHP ​board for assistance at info@nmcbbhp.org


The new board will contact you directly once you have completed the process.  This process typically take several weeks.  The NMCBBHP will not process reciprocity applications from individuals who are the subject of an active ethics investigation.  Any ethics case must be resolved, with the certified professional still deemed eligible for certification, for the application to be processed.


If you are currently certified by an IC&RC member board in one or more of the qualifying IC&RC credentials CADC (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor), CS (Certified Clinical Supervisor), PS (Certified Prevention Specialist and are interested in applying for reciprocity, follow the reciprocity process above.  Upon receipt of your application, NMCBBHP will issue you a NMCBBHP credential for no more than two years from your current expiration date, along with a simple application which must be returned.    For information about the NMCBBHP renewal standards, please visit  the renewal page.  If you choose to maintain your IC&RC credentials in another region, it is your responsibility to compile with the renewal standards with that board.  The NMCBBHP does not have information about the renewal standards for other IC&RC member board.   Contact them for more information.