Certified Prevention Specialist-Associate (CPS-A) is a credential for prevention professionals which is recognized in Indiana only. This is an entry-level credential for prevention professionals to validate their competencies in substance use prevention and to support workforce development in the prevention field.

Requirements to earn your CPS-A credential

  • None required
Education Hours
  • 45 hours of prevention specific education is required.

Skills Domains

  1. Planning and Evaluation
  2. Prevention Education and Service Delivery
  3. Communication
  4. Community Organization
  5. Public Policy and Environmental Change
  6. Professional Growth and Responsibility

Register for your CPS-A credential

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Phone No: 866-907-4088

  • Three personal references
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) Code of Ethics
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • Non-renewable (This credential is valid for 3 years from date of award)
    – Candidate is expected to earn the CPS credential during the three years of CPS-A credential validity
  • Membership: $125
  • CPS Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200