NMCBBHP certifies the following credentials: Prevention, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Clinical Supervisors, Peer Support Worker, Family Peer Support Worker, Wraparound Facilitator, or the Youth Peer Support Specialist certification. 

Click to view the renewal requirements, process and forms. All credentials issued by the NM Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals expire 2 years from the date issued or renewed.

The New Mexico Credentialing Board is now accepting applications for interested Certified Professionals to join our Board of Directors. 

Are you an employer looking to verify credentials? Click Verify Credentials above and be directed to the NMCBBHP /Certemy registry.

Welcome to the NMCBBHP

The New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals (NMCBBHP) is a proud community of Behavioral Health Professionals.

We are dedicated to the certification of Prevention Professionals, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Clinical Supervisors, Peer Support Workers, Family Peer Support Workers, Youth Peer Support Specialists and Wrap Facilitators in the State of New Mexico. Collaborating with our partners and peers, we work to ensure the highest certification standards are met.


Dates & Events

Alcohol & Drug Counselor and Prevention Specialist Examinations

The first administration date for the updated ADC and PS examinations, is Wednesday, March 1, 2023

2023 Behavioral Health Star Awards

The 2023 Behavioral Health Star Awards Ceremony is happening on Tuesday, January 24th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM! 

For those who are unable to attend the Behavioral Health Star Awards Ceremony in person, the event will be live-streamed

Behavioral Health Day at the Legislature

January 25th, 2023 
State Capitol Rotunda
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who Benefits

With an ever-growing need for behavioral health professionals, NMCBBHP is elevating the way the certification process is experienced in New Mexico. We are meeting the unseen need and ever-changing landscape of behavioral health and building bridges for long-term professional success.

Our Commitment

By process of a meticulous certification and credentialing program, only those individuals committed to the highest ethical and professional accountability standards are credentialed.  Our commitment is to prepare individuals to enter the workforce with certifications that meet or exceed the national standard.


As a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA), through NMCBBH Prevention Professionals and Alcohol and Drug Counselors can become internationally recognized. IC&RC offers NMCBBHP members internationally recognized reciprocal credentials and examinations for prevention, substance use treatment, and recovery professionals.