Certified Forensic Mental Health
Upon satisfactory completion of the written and oral examination, the licensed
professional counselor candidate will be awarded a certificate suitable for
The Diplomate status certificate attests to the fact that the recipient has met
the necessary standards by the NBFE, and its peers, to act with a high degree
of professional competence as a forensic mental health evaluator.
As of January 31, 2009, all Certified Forensic
Mental Health Evaluators will have an expiration date on their credential to
verify that the certificant is in full compliance with the high standards of
NBFE. By January 31 of each and every year, there is an annual review of the
credentialed members current license, professional malpractice insurance as
well as a determination that all essential matters are disclosed to the NBFE
advisory board. This process will help protect the public from those who
fraudulently profess to hold a valid certification from NBFE. Additionally,
only fully certified members are listed on our website under the following
Approval and Endorsement
the only forensic mental health counselors credentialing body recognized and
endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the
Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA).
The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the Florida
Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) have agreed to partner with NBFE's
credentialing process as well as to endorse the credentialing of forensic
mental health evaluators, workshops and homestudies for its national and State
members. For those members who become NBFE credentialed as a forensic mental
health evaluator, NBFE will grant 3 CEU's (30 Contact Hours) towards State
NBFE's homestudy are approved nationally by the National Board for Certified
Counselors, Inc. NBFE is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP).
provider number is: 6189
Our advisory board consists of licensed marriage & family therapists,
attorneys, licensed mental health counselors, forensic mental health
evaluators, licensed social workers, licensed psychologists, clergy,
physicians, and certified hypnotherapists.