Requirements Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider

Applicants for the BC-TMH credential must meet the following requirements:

A Qualifying License or NCC

There are TWO ways candidates can meet this requirement.

  • Hold a current, active qualifying license to practice in a behavioral health field in the state or country in which you reside or work. If you are currently working as an associate/intern or under supervised practice, you also qualify as long as you are complying with your practice limitations.
  • Hold a current, active National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification.

A copy of your license or NCC number will be required for application.


Prior to submitting the BC-TMH application, you must successfully complete an approved telemental health training course. Please refer to our Required Training for the approved trainers and more information.

Comprehensive Final Examination

A passing score on the TeleMental Health Exam (TMHE) is required. This exam is part of the BC-TMH application process. You will be authorized to take the exam after your application is approved.

If you enrolled in the approved TeleMental Health Professional Training Series prior to 2020 through the CCE learning management system, the TMHE was also included. Please submit the final exam certificate with your BC-TMH application.

The TMHE consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. Examinees will have 90 minutes to complete the exam, which must be completed in one sitting. The cut score of the TMHE is established using a process of norm-referenced interpretation of performance data of candidates who attempted the examination during the previous year. For the 2020-2021 examination cycle, the cut score of the TMHE is 63.

In the event that an individual does not pass the exam, they may retake it twice. Individuals must wait at least 30 days after taking the exam before requesting to retest. The fee to retest is $25 after using a coupon provided by CCE. For authorization to retest, please download and submit an Exam Reregistration Form after the waiting period.

Please contact CCE for all exam inquiries at


Applicants must disclose any criminal, legal, or disciplinary related matters when applying for this credential. A disclosure and all required documentation must be submitted with your application. Reviews of required disclosed matters are processed in accordance with current CCE policies and procedures, including the CCE Credential Eligibility Policy-Ethics.

Application Fees

A nonrefundable, nontransferable application fee of $150 is due at the time of application. Your application will be held open for three years to allow you to submit all required materials.

NOTE: Submission of fees and required documentation does NOT guarantee approval for the credential.

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