New Jersey

HHS Region: Region 2 - Northeast & Caribbean 

Title: Certified Prevention Specialist

Educational/Training Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Minimum in Human Services related study
  • 132 hours of specific, pre-approved Prevention Coursework in the Six Prevention Domains

Prevention Experience: 4000 Hours in at least one of the 6 Prevention Domains

Code of Ethics: Signed Prevention Ethics Statement

Recertification Requirements: Recertification- 50 hours every 24 months.

Pre- IC&RC Certification Level Title: Associate Prevention Specialist (APS)

Pre- IC&RC Certification Level Requirements:

  • Experience: I year (2000 hrs.) exp in the Five Prevention Domains
  • Education: 72 Hours pre-approved Prevention Coursework
  • Minimum 6 hours Prevention Ethics
  • Signed Prevention Ethics Statement
  • Signed Job and Program descriptions
  • Recertification: 24 hours Prevention-related Coursework every 24 months

Certification & Licensing Board: Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc. (APCBNJ)

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