Recertification

As of November 4, 2020, the NMCBBHP will be handling all recertification applications through an online application platform called "Certemy"


What is Certemy?
NMCBBHP has launched a new fully online platform for submitting applications and renewals for NMCBBHP certifications. This platform allows professionals to submit all applications, schedule an exam and complete the renewal process by uploading documents 100% online as they complete them. The purpose of this is to hopefully streamline the application process and to improve communications between NMCBBHP and you.


We have a document to assist you with login into Certemy and how to complete a renewal on Certermy for all CPSW, CFPSW, and CWF credentials.  

If you have a CPI.or CPS, SCPS, CADC, or CS IC&RC certificate, see and check out How to complete my IC&RC credential on Certemy instructions.


We have updated the CPSW recertification process to review the updated information and list of courses approved for current CPSW professionals. 


All certificates:  If your certificate has expired within the last 60-90 days, contact the board at info@nmcbbhp.org,  If the certificate expired for 90 days past the expiration date, you will have to start the training and certification process again.  Contact the training agency for more information. 


Before you begin

  • The email address you have on file with NMCBBHP will be the email address that is used in Certemy and will be used to login or retrieve password information.  
  • When you want to change or update your password, you may select "Forgot Password" on the login screen and a password reset email will be sent to the email address registered with Certemy.
  • If you do not know your login information, please DO NOT create a new profile.  Contact the NMCBBHP at 505-974-5090 or at info@nmcbbhp.org for "email assistance".
  • If this is your first time signing in, a temporary password has been set for you.  You can submit a request for that password on the Certemy menu option


If you have reviewed all the information for recertification, you can go to Certemy and start your application online



Recertification Process for all Credentials


NMCBBHP requires recertification every two years in order to maintain the high standards of professional practice and to ensure that certified professionals maintain up-to-date in the field.  You will receive an email in advance of your recertification date, directing you to complete the recertification application online. 

To be recertified, you will need to:

  • Hold a current credential issued by NMCBBHP that is in good standing;
  • Complete approved continuing education related to your credential (including six hours of professional ethics and responsibilities) specific to your credential.  Credits must be earned with the past two-year certification period;
  • Complete a recertification application
  • Verify that you have reviewed, read, and will uphold in your practice, the current NMCBBHP Code of Ethical conduct specific to your credential and the Statement of Understanding


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.  See the list of continuing education hours for your credential below.

  • Fill out the 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;
    • A number of Continuing Education hours provided.
    • Include copies of transcripts and continuing education certificates. (training certificates must be signed by the trainer and state the number of CE hours provided for the 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 the field of counseling, prevention, or peer support services.
  • Include your current Original Certificate.
  • Pay a re-certification fee (if required) for renewal.  Payable to NMCBBHP, Inc. 
  • Make a copy of your application and documents for your records.


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 the 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)


IC&RC International Certificate


Continuing Education Hours Required for Specific 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.


The following Continuing Education hours are required for CPSW, CWF, and CFPSW - NM State Credentials as a part of the overall 40 CEU hours:

Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW):
Six (6) hours must be of professional ethics and responsibilities
Six (6) hours must be in Cultural Competency
Twenty-eight (28) hours must be in Behavioral Health, Social Work hours, and/or related to peer support services.


Certified Peer Support Worker with the Supportive Housing endorsement (CPSW/CSHPS)
Six (6) hours must be of professional ethics and responsibilities
Six (6) hours must be in Cultural Competency
Ten (10) hours must be on topics associated with housing and/or supportive services such as; supportive housing (conferences presented by the Coalition to End Homelessness, Mortgage Finance Authority, BHSD Housing Program), Motivation Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed or Housing Quality Standards.
Eighteen (18) hours must be in Behavioral Health, Social Work and/or related to peer support services.


Certified Wraparound Facilitator (CWF)
Six (6) hours must be of professional ethics and responsibilities and Cultural Competency
Twelve (12) hours must be related to the performance domains of Wraparound Values and Elements, Engagement; Action Planning; Teaming; Safety Planning; Coordination; Prioritization and Mobilization of Time and Other Resources.

Twenty-two (22) hours must be in the field of Behavioral Health

Certified Family Peer Support Worker (CFPSW)
Six (6) hours must be in professional ethics and responsibilities
Six (6) hours must be in Cultural Competency
Twenty-eight hours must be related to the child-serving system such as children's mental health, special education, protective services, juvenile justice services, etc.


Other CE hours that are earned through Non-approved providers will require a fee for a review of those hours and must include an agenda of the training, course

description and/or syllabus.


Once you have reviewed this information and are ready to apply for your renewal online, go to the Certemy site and start the process.  Email us at info@nmcbbhp.org if you have any questions.



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