HHS Region: Region 8 - Mountain Plains
Title: Prevention Specialist (PS)
Examination: Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written Prevention Specialist Examination.
Educational / Training Requirements: 120 hours of prevention specific education across domains. 24 hours of this education must be ATOD specific. 6 hours must be specific to prevention ethics.
Prevention Experience: 2000 hours of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention work experience.
Supervised Prevention Experience: 120 hours specific to the domains with a minimum of 10 hours in each domain.
Code of Ethics: Utah Applicants must sign a prevention specific code of ethics statement or affirmation statement.
Recertification Requirements: 40 hours of continuing education earned every 2 years.