HHS Region: Region 4 - Southeast 

Prevention Experience: 

2,000 hours providing prevention services

Supervised Prevention Experience: 

  • 120 hours with at least 10 hours of supervision per domain
  • Content-Specific Training 120 hours allocated as follows:
  • Understanding Addiction: 24 hours
  • Prevention-specific Ethics: 6 hours
  • Planning & Evaluation: 30 hours
  • Prevention Education & Service Delivery: 15 hours
  • Communication: 10 hours
  • Community Organization: 15 hours
  • Public Policy & Environmental Change: 10 hours
  • Professional Growth & Responsibility: 10 hours

Educational / Training Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED AA/AS or Vocational Degree Non-related bachelor’s Degree or higher


Written Exam: IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam

References & Recommendations: 

3 professional letters of recommendation for certification.

Certification & Licensing Board: 

Florida Certification Board (FCB)

Code of Ethics Requirements: 

  • Must read and sign an attestation agreeing to comply with the FCB Code of Ethical & Professional Conduct

Recertification Requirements: 

  • 20 hours per year
  • Training content must be related to at least one of the prevention performance domains
  • Renewal Annual, on June 30th of each calendar year

Additional Requirements: 

  • Criminal Background: Must have a clean criminal history for a minimum of 3- years prior to application for certification, including release from all sanctions.

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