HHS Region: Region 8 - Mountain Plains 

Title: Certified Prevention Specialist

Examination: Pass the IC&RC Examination for Prevention Specialists.

Educational / Training Requirements:

  • Received 150 hours of education relevant to the PS domains, of which 24 hours must be alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) specific and 6 hours in prevention specific professional ethics and responsibilities.
  • Education is defined as formal, structured instruction in the form of workshops, seminars/webinars, institutes, in-services, college/university credit courses, and WDH approved distance education.
  • There is no time limit on the use of education for initial certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree or a total of four years (8000 hours) of employment experience 

Prevention Experience: Two years (4000 hours) of employment or volunteer experience providing prevention services.  Experience must have been gained within the last ten years.  At least 51% of the relevant experience must be within the Prevention Specialist (PS) domains.

Supervised Prevention Experience: Received 120 hours of on-the-job supervision specific to the PS domains with a minimum of 10 hours in each domain.

Code of Ethics: Signed and dated Code of Ethical Conduct. Signed, dated and notarized Release.

Additional Requirements/Information: Applicant must either live or work in WY at time of application at least 51% of the time.

Certification & Licensing Board: Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/prevention/substanceabuseandsuicide/prevent…

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