The Certified Prevention Specialist-Associate II (CPS-II) is a credential for experienced prevention professionals. This credential holder must currently possess a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential. The credential is only recognized in Indiana.

CPS II Requirements

Current Credential:
  • Must be currently credentialed as a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) and the credential be in good standing
  • 6,000 hours of paid prevention work specific to the Prevention Specialist skills domains

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

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Education and Training:
  • 160 hours of prevention specific education is required
    • hours used to gain the CPS credential are eligible to count towards the 160 total hours
  • 6 hours in cultural competency

Education and training hours are defined as workshops, seminars, institutes, accredited college/university courses, and other accredited education delivered in-person or on-line. Education hours must be accredited by approved providers who are state or national organizations granted authority to accredit education for credentialing and licensing purposes. You must show a certificate of attendance/completion that lists who has accredited the course for education hours when submitting the hours for approval. One (1) contact hour of education is equal to sixty (60) minutes of continuous instruction. 15 contact hours are given for each college semester credit. Therefore, a college course of three (3) credits is equal to 45 contact hours. 

Supporting documentation in the form of syllabus, course description, etc. may also be required to review content for acceptability. To be considered a valid training experience for the purpose of credentialing, education/training must be related to the knowledge and skill base associated with the performance domains outlined for this credential.

Letters of Recommendations:
  • Three letters from community partners
Code of Ethics:
  • Applicant must sign, and agree to abide by, the ICAADA Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) code of ethics
  • Candidate must live/work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
  • 40 hours of CPS domain specific education during the period of certification (2 years), Including 3 clock-hours in Prevention specific ethics education and 6 clock-hours in Cultural Competency education
  • Membership: $125
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200