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.

Requirements to earn your CPS credential

Experience
  • 2,000 hours of Prevention work experience across the PS domains
Education
  • 117 hours of prevention specific education is required.

    24 hours of 117 hours must be ATOD specific.
    3 hours must be specific to prevention ethics.

Skills Domain

  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
Examination
Code of Ethics
  • The applicant must sign, and agree to abide by the ICAADA Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) Code of Ethics

Residency
  • Candidate must live or work in Indiana at least 51% of the time
Recertification
  • 40 hours of continuing education earned every two years
Fees
  • Membership: $125
  • Exam: Member – $200 | Non-member – $400
  • Certification: Member – $100 | Non-member – $200

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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.