HHS Region: Region 10 - Northwest 

Prevention Experience: 

You must have 2000 hours of documented Alcohol, Tobacco and other drug prevention work experience.

Supervised Prevention Experience: 

  • One hundred twenty (120) hours out of the total 2000 hours must be supervised by a Certified Prevention Specialist or someone who meets the minimum standards of a prevention specialist and who is willing to accept the responsibility of monitoring and evaluating the performance of the prevention specialist “trainee.”

  • You must have a minimum of ten (10) hours in each of the six (6) Performance Domains (see Certificate of Supervision form in Section IV).
  • Please note: If supervision has occurred at more than one agency, documentation must be completed for each agency where supervision occurred.
  • A supervisor shall be interpreted to mean, a person who is knowledgeable of alcohol or drug use prevention and treatment and has the ability to judge the capability and competence of a prevention professional.


Educational / Training Requirements:

  • Documentation of high school diploma or an equivalent. (This documentation is not required if applicant is documenting credit for college courses or a college degree.)
  • If documenting college credit or a degree, verification of the degree must be submitted by official college/university transcripts mailed from the college/university.
  • Minimum of 120 hours of education specific to the domains (must include the following):
  • Documentation of 50 hours specific to tobacco and/or other drugs training
  • Documentation of education in each of the six domains to include a minimum ten (10) hours is each of the six (6) Performance Domains.
  • Documentation of six (6) hours of ethics training

Examination: A completed application must be submitted and approved in order to be eligible to test

Certification & Licensing Board: 

Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification (IBADCC)

Board Website:

Code of Ethics Requirements: 

  • Documentation of six (6) hours of ethics training

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