Renewal (re-certification) Process

Here is the process which applies to all credentials and certification, the type of CE hours required may differ, check below on what hours are required for your credential.

The re-certification process includes submitting documentation of forty (40) hours of continued education course and training related to YOUR specific credential. The CEU hours must have been accumulated during your certification period.  Follow the check-list to start the process of gathering all the required documents.  

Fill out application and sign it.
List all training and educational events on the Training Summary Form. 

  • Title of training/course;
  • Sponsor/Organization/Instructor’s name or NMCBBHP Approved Provider #;
  • Date of training;
  • Number of Continuing Education hours provided.
  • Include copies of transcripts and continuing education certificates. (training certificates must be signed by trainer and state the number of CE hours provided for course.
  • Provide copies of all training attended
  • NOTE: No more than 50% of CE hours can be from online courses.  If you are the trainer for a course, you can claim 25% of the approved CEs as your CEUs for renewal

Include a letter of endorsement by your current Supervisor.  The letter must be signed and on agency letterhead.  If you are unemployed, provide a letter from a colleague or peer who can attest to your work in field of counseling, prevention or peer support services.  Include your current Original Certificate. A new certificate will be issued for the credential being renewed.  Enclose Re-certification fee(if required) for renewal.  Payable to NMCBBHP, Inc. 
Make a copy of your application and documents for your records.

The application, documents and fee (if required) must be sent sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date in order to allow time for the review.  It is best to get the re-certification application and any documents available submitted before a certification expires in order to avoid a late fee.  If there are any documents missing or issues related to a late submission, please include a note/letter which explains the situation and/or how soon this information  will be sent.  

Expired Credential:  When your certificate is expired, you are considered non-certified and your credential will be placed on inactive status.  This board must receive a completed application with required documentation and be approved within 90 days of certificate expiration date.  A late fee must be included with the application certification.  (Inactive status means that your credential is no longer valid until it is reinstated)Type your paragraph here.

Re-Certification Fee for  all IC&RC credentialS  $140.00


for all credentials

       The following Continuing Education hours are required for IC&RC related credentials as part of the overall 40 CEU hours:

Certified Prevention Intern (CPI) and Prevention Specialist (PS): 
Thirty-four (34) hours must be in  ATOD Prevention or General Prevention hours
Six (6) hours must be in Prevention Ethics and Responsibilities.

Senior Certified Prevention Specialist (SCPS):
Twenty-eight (28) hours must be in ATOD Prevention or General Prevention hours.
Six (6) hours must be in Prevention Ethics and Responsibilities.
Six (6) hours must be Leadership, Management or Supervisor Skills related to the Behavioral Health Field.

Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC):
Thirty-four (34) hours must be in Counseling and/or Behavioral Health related hours
Six (6) hours must be in Counseling, Legal or Professional Ethics and Responsibilities.

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CS)
Thirty-one (31) hours must be in Counseling and/or Behavioral Health hours.
Six (6) hours must be in Professional Ethics and Responsibilities.
Three (3) hours must be Leadership, Management or Supervisor Skills related to the Behavioral Health Field.

Check the CEU providers that are approved by the NMCBBHP and are accepted here.   

If you not sure about whether a training will be accepted, you can email us at and include a copy of the certificate along with the course description and/or agenda and what they hours are for.   Fees apply for non-approved providers at $5.00 per CEU, include fee with renewal application. 

Certificate Replacement  Fee  $15.00

Fees to renew your credential

Renewal forms for IC&RC credentials - CPI, CPS, CADC, CS and SCPS

CE HOUR review fee from Non-Approved Providers  $5.00 per CEU

Checklist for IC&RC credentials


We are well aware that trainings are being canceled or postponed during this health emergency situation which may result in difficulties re-certifying credentials on or before expiration dates.  In order for the Board to consider an extension of your certification if one is needed due to training shortages, please send in your re-certification packet PRIOR to its expiration date along with the CEU’s that you have completed and note which are missing.  At that time, the Board can provide an extension of up to 90 days beyond your expiration date to re-certify your credential.  At this time, NMCBBHP will waive the late fee for any certified professional who requested an extension due to a lack of training opportunities to meet CEU requirements.  There are an increased the number of CE hours for online courses and the Board will waive its limit on online credit of 50% in order to accommodate the inclusion of up to 100% of CEU’s online until further notice. 

 Contact NMCBBHP at if you have any questions.  Please stay safe and healthy.  

Late Fee for Renewal  $100.00

​This fee is due when your certificate has expired.


New Mexico  Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc.