HHS Region: Region 5 - Great Lakes

Prevention Experience: 

2000 hours of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention work experience

Supervised Prevention Experience: 

120 hours specific to the domains (see below) with a minimum of ten hours in each domain  

Educational / Training Requirements:

  • 100 hours of prevention specific education

  • Fifty hours of this education must be ATOD specific
  • Six hours must be specific to ethics in prevention, and six hours must be specific to HIV/AIDs
  • One hour of education is equal to 50 minutes of continuous instruction


Applicants must pass the IC&RC International Written Prevention Specialist Examination

Code of Ethics Requirements: 

  • Applicants must sign a prevention specific code of ethics statement or affirmation statement

Recertification Requirements: 

  • Recertification applications must be accompanied by documentation of 40 hours of continuing education

Additional Requirements:

  • Residency- Applicants for Indiana certification must live or work in the state 51 (fifty-one) percent of the time

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