HHS Region: Region 9 - Pacific Southwest

Prevention Experience: One year (2,000 hours) of AOD prevention experience

Educational / Training Requirements:

  • 120 hours approved prevention training (50 hours AOD specific and six hours of prevention specific ethics education)
  • 120-hour practicum (specific performance domains)

Examination:  Passing score on the IC&RC Certified Prevention Specialist written examination

References & Recommendations:  Three letters of reference (Letters must attest to applicant’s knowledge, experience and character).

Certification & Licensing Board:  California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals Credentialing (CCAPP Credentialing)

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Code of Ethics Requirements:  Signed CCPS Code of Ethics