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.

Requirements to earn your CPS II

Current Credential:
  • Must be currently credentialed as a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) and the credential be in good standing
Experience
  • 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
Education Hours
  • 160 hours of prevention specific education is required
    – hours used to gain the CPS credential are eligible to count towards the 160 total hours
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
Residency
  • Candidate must live/work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
Recertification
  • 40 hours of continuing education related to prevention, with 3 of the 40 in prevention ethics
Fees
  • Membership: $125
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200

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