Forensic Mental Health Evaluators Certification Credentialing
The CFMHE credential is designed to certify licensed mental health professionals (psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists) who have attained expert status in the specialty of forensic mental health evaluation as evidenced by their forensic knowledge and experience.
ALL LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS ARE ELIGIBLE
To attain NBFE board certification as a forensic mental health evaluator, the applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Foreign Certification Process
NBFE now certifies those of our professional counselors practicing independent counseling in our neighboring foreign countries. However, the following requirements must be achieved for those seeking the certification of an NBFE forensic mental health evaluator (CFMHE):
If licensing is not required in your country of residence, the candidate must be nationally certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors with a National Certified Counselor Credential (NCC) or a CCMHC certification.
Link to: Hoffman Organicity Test
Link to: DSICA
Link to Homestudy
Agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics in the evaluator's licensed discipline as follows: American Mental Health Counselors Association (for counselors), National Association of Social Workers (for social workers), American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (for marriage and family therapists), and American Psychological Association (for psychologists)]
(1) Complete the application for the CFMHE credential, including supporting documentation
(2) After submitting the application, the NBFE Chair of Training Development & Implementation will provide you with resources to prepare for the written and oral examinations.
(3) Schedule and complete the written examination.
(4) Upon passing the written exam, you will be connected with the NBFE Senior Chair of Mentoring, who will instruct you on the completion of a sample forensic mental health evaluation report, review your report, and provide feedback.
(5) Submit a second sample forensic mental health evaluation report to the Chair of the Oral Examination Committee and schedule your oral examination.
(6) Attend and pass the oral examination.
The NBFE oral examination interviewing committee is currently comprised of two advisory board members and three NBFE certified forensic mental health evaluators. The members of the committee are voluntary and located in various cities in the United States.
Before any candidate may sit for the oral examination, they must successfully pass the written examination. Then, their two-samples to be defended, are reviewed by the committee for eligibility. Upon determining eligibility, a time and date for the examination is scheduled. Utilizing a live-conference via the internet, the candidate then defends their samples to the committee. Upon a successful defense , the candidate is then deemed credentialed as a forensic mental health evaluator.