ICAADA Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) is a credential for prevention professionals recognized by the International Credentialing and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and IC&RC affiliated states and countries that offer the IC&RC CPS credential. This is an experienced level credential for those working in the prevention field to validate their competency, and experience, in substance use prevention.

Requirements to earn your CPS credential

Experience
  • 2,000 hours of professional prevention work experience specific to the Prevention Specialist Skills Domains
Supervision
  • 120 hours of direct supervision specific to the Prevention Specialist Skills Domains  with a minimum of ten hours in each  skills domain
Education
  • 120 hours of prevention specific education is required.
    • 24 hours of 120 hours must be alcohol, tobacco, or other drug specific.
    • 6 hours of the 120 hours must be specific to prevention ethics.

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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Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) Code of Ethics
Residency
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) Code of Ethics
Recertification
  • 40 hours of continuing education related prevention, includes 3 in prevention ethics.
Fees
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200

The CPS credential meets the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium requirements for the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) credential.  Please visit IC&RC reciprocity page and learn more about reciprocity and how this credential may be eligible for other IC&RC Member Boards credentials.