Region: Region 1 - New England
Title: Certified Prevention Specialist
Examination: Applicants must receive a passing score on the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam.
Education: Applicants are required to hold a high school diploma or a GED or a College Degree. 175 hours of continuing education with a minimum of 6 hours each in each of the domains including 24 hours specific to ATOD and 6 hours of Prevention Ethics. Certificates of Attendance for training and education hours must be included. If needed, complete the undocumented education form.
Prevention Experience: 2000 hours of work experience in all domains (equivalent to one year of full-time work). Include a letter from previous employer(s) verifying your duties and dates employed, if needed to reach experience threshold.
Supervised Prevention Experience: 120 hours of supervision with a minimum of 10 hours each in each of the domains documented with a letter.
Code of Ethics: Signed Code of Ethics verifying that it has been read.
Letter(s) of recommendation: Two letters of recommendation must be sent directly to the Vermont Prevention Certification Board. One from a supervisor and one from a peer.
Additional Requirements & Documentation: You must live or work at least 51% of the time in Vermont when the application for Certification is submitted.
Submit a copy of current job description with the application.
Submit a narrative experience with detailed examples of experience in the performance domains with application. Please limit it to 2-3 pages.
Applicants must submit certification fees of $300, which includes the cost of the exam and application review. Filing fee must be received by the VPCB for the application to be reviewed.
Recertification Requirements: Certification may be renewed and requires 40 hours of continuing education every two years. This must include a minimum of 3 hours of Prevention-specific Ethics. Recertification fee is $125
Certification & Licensing Board: Vermont Prevention Certification Board (VPCB) - Prevention Works: https://preventionworksvermont.org/vermont-cps/