What is it?
The Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor (CBHCMS) credential is for people who supervise others who provide direct behavioral health case management services to adults or children with serious mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and/or those whose involvement in the child welfare system requires behavioral health case management services.
A CBHCMS has met the education, training, and experience requirements necessary to competently, professionally and ethically provide direct services and supervise other behavioral health case managers serving eligible recipients. For additional information, please review the BHCM Core Competencies and Exam Blueprint.
What do you do with it?
An individual holding a CBHCMS is qualified to provide or supervise others providing case management services, which are defined in section 394.4573(1)(b), Florida Statutes as “those direct services provided to a client in order to assess his or her needs, plan or arrange services, coordinate service providers, link the service system to a client, monitor service delivery, and evaluate patient outcomes to ensure the client is receiving the appropriate services.”
The CBHCMS credential meets the certification requirement in s. 394.4573, F.S.
How to Apply
Application is a multiple step process that requires you to:
- Create an online profile.
- Create an electronic application.
- Download, complete, and upload specified files to your online application within 30 days of starting.
- Download, complete, and provide specified files to other people to complete and submit to the FCB in support of your certification application.
Please carefully review all available resources before beginning the application process.
CBHCMS Application Route
The CBHCMS application route is for individuals who have met the education, training and work experience requirements BEFORE applying for certification.
Before beginning the application process for the CBHCMS credential, please download and carefully review the current version of the CBHCMS Standards and Requirements Tables 2018.
The CBHCMS application is electronic. From your online account, click on APPLY FOR CERTIFICATION and select the Behavioral Health Case Manager Supervisor (CBHCMS) application link. Complete all sections of the application. Information entered into the application will save for 30 days. You may reopen the application to enter or update information and upload files for 30 days. You will pay the certification fee as the final step in submitting your electronic application. Your application will be assigned to a FCB certification specialist after the fee has been paid.
In addition to the electronic application, the following forms are mandatory. Please download and complete all the following forms:
- CBHCMS On-the-Job Supervision Verification Form 2018
- CBHCMS Work Experience Verification Form 2018
- CBHCMS Recommendation for Certification Form 2018
- CBHCMS Training Verification Form 2018
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