Approval and Endorsement
NBFE is the only forensic mental health counselors credentialing body recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Inc. (LPCA), Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association (SMHCA), Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA), Utah Mental Health Counselors Association (UMHCA) and Vecchi Group International (VGI). .
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 license renewal.
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.
Upon satisfactory completion of the written and oral examination, the licensed professional counselor candidate will be awarded a certificate suitable for framing.
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 link: