Webinar: Empowering Prevention Professionals

Empowering Prevention Professionals: A Deep Dive into Certification, Equity, and Essential Resources


Join the Southeast PTTC for this transformative webinar that unravels the pivotal role of certification for prevention professionals. In this session, we addressed the stark realities of pay equity and the hurdles many face in the path to certification. Dive deep into the state-specific requirements and arm yourself with the tools to make your journey smoother. As a highlight, we were joined by Nicole M Augustine, who shared a comprehensive study guide tailored for aspirants and introduced the Southeast PTTC’s enriching online course available on HealtheKnowledge that encapsulates the foundational performance domains integral to the certification test. This session also included a robust Q&A session where attendees clarified their questions and began a successful career trajectory in prevention.


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Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the significance of certification in shaping a prevention professional’s career and its implications on pay equity.
  2. Identify the common challenges faced by professionals in obtaining certification and strategies to overcome them.
  3. Gain clarity on the varying certification prerequisites and procedures across different states.
  4. Familiarize oneself with the newly released study guide tailored to assist professionals in their certification journey.
  5. Understand the structure and content of the HealtheKnowledge online course which provides an overview of the pivotal performance domains essential for the test.
  6. Engage in a Q&A session to address individual concerns, doubts, and curiosities regarding the certification process and the resources available.



presenter headshotNicole M. Augustine, Founder & CEO of RIZE Consultants, Inc.

Nicole M Augustine is the founder and CEO of RIZE Consultants. With nearly 15 years of experience in the industry, Nicole is a seasoned strategist and advisor who has helped numerous companies across various sectors achieve their goals and grow their businesses. Her expertise includes business planning, strategic management, financial analysis, and organizational development, all while centering health equity and ensuring vulnerable communities have the resources they need to thrive. Nicole is a dedicated and driven leader who is passionate about helping her clients succeed. In addition to managing RIZE Consultants, Nicole serves as an Advanced Implementation Specialist with the Opioid Response Network and a consultant to the Prevention Technology Transfer Center.

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