IMPORTANT UPDATE as of January 9, 2018 The names of the two credentials associated with Targeted Case Management services in Florida have been changed as of today.  The new credential names are: Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (CBHCM) and Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor (CBHCMS).  In keeping with the current direction of the State to be more inclusive of case management services for persons with mental health and substance use conditions, the FCB Board of Directors recently approved the name change.  New application forms have been added to this page.  Other support documents, such as the Frequently Asked Questions summary, will be updated and added by 1/12/18.

 

The FCB is pleased to offer the Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager (CBHCM) and the Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor (CBHCMS) credentials to meet the requirements of s. 394.4573(2)(e), Florida Statutes.  The CBHCM/CBHCMS grandparenting program is open from May 11, 2017 — March 1, 2018.  The purpose of a grandparenting period is to certify individuals who are currently providing the “soon to be regulated” services without requiring testing activities.  Please read all information on this page and scroll to the bottom for application forms and other resource documents, including Frequently Asked Questions.  TO START, please review the following documents:

Are you eligible or required to hold the CBHCM or CBHCMS Credential? Please review the CBHCM & CBHCMS Eligibility FAQ

Credential specific requirements for the Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager:  CBHCM Credential Standards Table Updated 12-19-17

Credential specific requirements for the Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor:  CBHCMS Credential Standards Table Updated 12-19-17

Credential specific requirements for the Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager — Provisional Status (CBHCM-P) and the CBHCM-P UPGRADE:  CBHCM-P and CBHCM-P UPGRADE Credential Standards Table Upgraded 12-19-17


The FCB is working closely with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Department of Children and Families on the implementation of this new credential.  Please continue your usual interactions and billing with ACHA as we all work to get new processes in place.  For further information about the interface with Medicaid, please call the AHCA, Bureau of Medicaid Policy at 850-412-4206.   Also, see the bulletin from the Department of Children and Families, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Office – DCF Bulletin_Targeted Case Management Certification


CBHCM, CBHCMS, and CBHCM-P Credential Application Forms

Applicants must use forms dated 12-19-17.  Earlier versions of forms will be returned to the applicant. 

 

Standard Application Process and Forms:

CCBHM or CBHCMS Application for Certification:  This application is online.  Applicants will complete the online application AFTER creating an account in the FCB certification system.

CBHCM-CBHCMS Training Verification Form Updated 12-19-17 This form must accompany training documentation.  Part 1 is completed by the applicant.  Part 2 is completed by the employer.  The form and supporting documentation may be submitted to the FCB by the applicant or employer.

CBHCM-CBHCMS Work Verification Form Updated 12-19-17  Part 1 is completed by the applicant.  Part 2 is completed by the employer.  The form and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the FCB by the employer.  The FCB will not accept work verification forms from the applicant.

Provisional Application Process and Forms:

CBHCM-P Application for Provisional Certification Updated 12-19-17: This application is only available in hard copy.  Applicants will complete and submit this form AFTER creating an account in the FCB certification system.

CBHCM-P Employment and Training Verification Form Updated 12-19-17   Part 1 is completed by the applicant.  Part 2 is completed by the employer.  The form and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the FCB by the employer.  The FCB will not accept forms/documentation from the applicant.

Provisional UPGRADE Application Process and Forms:

CBHCM-P UPGRADE Application Updated 12-19-17: This application is only available in hard copy.  Applicants with a current CBHCM-P credential must submit this application and fee payment 30 calendar days before the CBHCM-P expiration date.

CBHCM-P Upgrade Work Verification Form Updated 12-19-17: Part 1 is completed by the applicant.  Part 2 is completed by the employer.  The form and supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the FCB by the employer.  The FCB will not accept forms/documentation from the applicant.


CBHCM, CBHCMS, and CBHCM-P Credential Application Resources

Please review the most current version of the Frequently Asked Questions:  CBHCM – CBHCMS FAQs

CBHCM – CBHCMS – CBHCM-P Certification Staff Assignments and Contact Information 12-19-17 

General FCB Policies relevant to the CBHCM and CBHCMS program are published in these Candidate Guides: 

Candidate Guide: Application Process (August 1, 2017)

Candidate Guide: Maintenance & Renewal Process (August 1, 2017)

The FCB has suspended the Accredited Employer and the Bulk Employer Payment programs until further notice.  The FCB will continue to process applications for persons who were approved prior to 8-1-17.  All new hires and any existing staff who were not identified to the FCB prior to August 1, 2017 will be required to complete the standard application process, including individual payment of certification fees.