HHS Region:  Region 5 - Great Lakes

Prevention Experience:  1 year (2,000 hours) of paid qualified prevention work experience or prevention volunteer experience under the supervision of an ICB certified professional in the past 4 years

Supervised Prevention Experience: 120 hours of supervision/mentoring received

Educational / Training Requirements:

  • 6 hours prevention specific ethics
  • 120 hours of training/education (to include 24 hours ATOD specific, 6 hours prevention specific ethics, and 90 hours performance domains)

Examination:  Successful completion of the IC&RC Prevention Specialist examination

Certification & Licensing Board:  ILLINOIS CERTIFICATION BOARD, INC. (ICB, INC.)

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Code of Ethics Requirements: 

  • 6 hours prevention specific ethics