2024 Moderated Ethics Sessions

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As substance use prevention professionals, we regularly face situations that require us to make ethical decisions. Often it is clear how to act ethically; sometimes it is not.

This two-week, asynchronous moderated course, adapted from the original SAMHSA Center for Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) course, explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with realistic examples designed to enhance participant understanding. The course also introduces a decision-making process to help practitioners apply this code to a variety of ethical dilemmas, and an online discussion area to facilitate discussion with other course participants.



  • Course Frequency: Additional sessions will be added up to every three weeks. 
  • Time Commitment: 6 hours over two weeks. While moderated, this online ethics course is asynchronous and completed at your pace within the module timeframes. Nothing happens “live”, but the discussion board posts and course progress have built in due dates. You will work independently, and the moderator will ensure the cohort is contributing to the discussion and progressing together. 
  • Price: Brought to you free of charge by the Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network. 
  • Certification Hours: A certificate for six (6) training hours is provided upon completion. This ethics training has been endorsed by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and meets the IC&RC’s prevention ethics education requirement for prevention specialist credentialing. 

2024 Moderated Prevention Ethics Course Dates:


Notification to register is distributed only via email two weeks before the course start-date. To receive notification, please join our PTTC email list. Registration is first-come first-serve, and we are unable to manage a waitlist at this time.


Individuals who only need a 3-hour ethics course for certification renewal are encouraged to enroll in the self-paced online course.Enrollment is open and ongoing. Register for 3hr Course


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