NEW Re-certification forms and checklists available now, one for IC&RC related credentials and another form for the NM State Credentials, please make sure you select the correct one for your renewal, check the forms page to get the right form and check-list.  Here is the process:


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 certificate will be placed on inactive status.  In order to maintain your credential without going through another application process, you must be reinstate your credential within 90 days of the certificate expiration date by submitting a complete re-certification application packet.  A $100.00 late fee will be required along with re-certification fee when submitting the re-certification application for a credential that has expired. 

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 following NM State Credentials as a part of the overall 40 CEU hours:
Certified Peer Support Worker (CPSW):

  • Six (6) hours must be of counseling, professional or legal ethics
  • 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 Wraparound Facilitator (CWF)

  • Six (6) hours must be of counseling, professional or legal ethics
  • Six (6) hours must be in Cultural Competency
  • ​Twenty-eight (28) 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.


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 performance domains of Family Peer Support Values; Engagement; Skill Building; Teaming and Coordination; Prioritization and Mobilization of Time and Other Resources.


Read the CPSW course list of NMCBBHP accepted courses for renewal.


  • 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. 


To View and Print the re-certification applications and check lists see the Forms page

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