North Carolina

HHS Region: Region 4 - Southeast 

Prevention Specialist Title: Certified Prevention Specialist Successful completion of a written examination

Educational/Training Requirements:

  • A minimum of 300 board approved practicum hours documented by a qualified alcohol, drug or substance abuse professional. 
  • Evaluations from a supervisor on this practicum as well as two evaluations from colleagues/co-workers. 

Prevention Experience: Five (5) years full-time experience in the field or two (2) years if applicant has a bachelor's degree or higher in a human services field. 

Code of Ethics: Signed verification statements confirming that applicant will abide by high ethical standards as defined by the board.

Certification & Licensing Board: North Carolina Addictions Specialists Professional Practice Board


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