HHS Region: Region 10 - Northwest 

Title: Certified Prevention Specialist

Examination: ICRC Prevention Specialist Certification Exam Passing score on the CPS professional psychometric national certification examination from the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium

Educational / Training Requirements:

  • 150 Prevention Education Hours
  • All education hours must be accredited or approved by a recognized/approved accreditation body. Education hours must include the topical areas of:
  • ATOD Pharmacology, ATOD Prevention Education Curriculum trainings or Training of Trainers (TOT) , Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST), Community Mobilization / Coalition Building / Systems Thinking/Planning, general prevention topics, Cultural Competence/ Awareness, facilitation/presentation skills training, and prevention ethics including confidentiality.

Prevention Experience:

2,000 Supervised Experience Hours in the Prevention Domains TM (c. ICRC/AODA)

Supervised Prevention Experience:

120 Hours of Experiential Learning and Evaluation by a Qualified Prevention Supervisor

Code of Ethics: Ethics Agreement (signed and dated)

Additional Requirements/Information:

  • Letter of Verification
  • Verifying a minimum of 2 years of sobriety time for those who are recovering from chemical dependence.
  • National Criminal History Check


Certification & Licensing Board: MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION COUNSELING BOARD OF OREGON (MHACBO) https://mhacbo.org/en/

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