A credential for professionals who facilitates and promotes positive growth in self, specific populations (i.e. groups at risk developing substance use issues), and the community at large. This professional uses specific knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate programs aimed at precluding or reducing problems caused by the use of substances.



For more in depth information on the requirements please review the downloadable application above.


Prerequisite: Applicant must hold a current, valid and in good standing Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) for a minimum of two (2) years. 

Formal Education: Minimum bachelor's degree.


Prevention Work Experience: Three (3) years of full-time of 6000 hours of part-time work experience as an alcohol, tobacco, and drug use prevention specialist.


Current Job Description: Copy of current prevention specialist job description, obtained from current employer, and which must be signed by both the applicant and their immediate supervisor. 


On-The-Job Supervision: 150 hours of on-the-job supervision of qualifying work experience wit ha minimum of 10 hours of supervision in each prevention domain. 


Education/Training: 72 hours total of prevention relevant education/training.6 of the hours must be in advanced prevention ethics, 12 of the hours must be in contract and program management, 12 of the hours must be in supervision and personnel issues, 6 of the hours must be in data interpretation and application, 6 of the hours must be in grant writing, 6 of the hours must be in in financial management and budgets and 24 hours must be in prevention theory in practice.