Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) Credential
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.
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
Certification Process in 5 Steps:
1. Complete the application for the CFMHE credential, including supporting documentation
2. After submitting the application, attend a certification workshop (no additional cost) and/or utilize the online training resources (no additional cost) available to prepare for the written and oral examinations.
3. Schedule and complete the written examination within 90 days of applying (or attending a certification workshop).
4. Submit a sample forensic mental health evaluation report to the Oral Examination Committee within 6 months of passing the written examination. The committee will review the sample and either recommend revisions for re-submission or approve the sample and schedule the oral examination. Once approved by the committee, the sample will be sent to the Chair of the Oral committee for final approval.
5. Attend and pass the oral examination.
Each year, CFMHEs receive automated renewal instructions directing them on how to upload an updated copy of their malpractice insurance and license and how to re-attest to ethical and legal questions. CFMHEs also pay an annual certification renewal fee, which is currently set at $80. Annual renewal fees are subject to change. Renewals are due by January 31st of each year. The first renewal fee is automatically waived for CFMHEs who are certified from October 1st through January 31st.