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Certified Prevention Specialist


Associate Prevention Specialist Requirements


Academic Degree and Related

Required Work Experience - (AA or BA-BS/CADC) 1 Year (2000 hours) with major portion of work experience and practice in Prevention & Community activities


120 Hours supervised Prevention (120 hours specific to the domains and 10 hours minimum in each domain)

*****Domains-See Attached Certified Prevention Specialist- Appendix A-IC&RC Prevention Certification Performance Domains and Job Tasks*****


Post degree/post certification (150 hours of prevention specific workshops/seminars or University courses in Prevention and Community work)

100 hours of prevention specific education 50 hours must be in alcohol, tobacco & other drug education (ATOD)



6 hours of Prevention Ethics Course (This does not include 3+3, online, or home study) Signed Code of Ethics/Affirmation
Statement verifying applicant read, understands and will adhere to boards Code of Ethics-Prevention Specific

Administrative Prevention Program

Three (3) letters of recommendation from prevention specialist peers. A certified prevention specialist must sign one (1)

Formal Application

All blanks filled out with appropriate information, Current photo attached to Application, and 300 Word Philosophies


Must Pass IC&RC Prevention Specialist (PS) examination (No test required for APS)


Live or work 51% on the time within ODAPCA’s Jurisdiction

Professional Reference Forms

Choose 3 Professional References-(Present employing agency, prevention practicum training supervisor, agency, supervisor, peer prevention professional, or chairperson of your agency board of directors)- One (1) must be a CPS, Document Professional References on “professional references” tracking sheet. Have your professional reference mail form back to ODAPCA (Applicant should not mail form)

Employee Verification

Completely fill out three (3) employee verification forms. Have employee sign and date form, applicant shall mail form to ODAPCA


Send “Official Transcript” to ODAPCA (must be sealed and stamped official), fill out workshop tracking sheet with appropriate Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). Mail form to ODAPCA

Practicum/Training Supervision

Practicum/Training Supervision - Send Certified Prevention Specialist Practicum/training to Supervisor.
Applicant and Supervisor must sign and date form. Mail form to ODAPCA



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