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Kentucky Certification Board for Prevention Professionals


The KCBPP (Kentucky Certification Board for Prevention Professionals) is the credentialing body for alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention specialist in Kentucky. KCBPP belongs to the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium ( IC&RC), which currently grants reciprocity in entities around the world.  IC&RC promotes public protection by offering internationally-recognized credentials and examinations for the prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals.
The KCBPP is a proud member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals.  Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 25 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.
The KCBPP determines whether individuals have met the knowledge, training and educational requirement for the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS). The Board is composed of representatives from the ATOD prevention field across Kentucky and continually updates and implements standards for prevention specialists in the state. The certification process includes 150 hours of training in identified domains, 2,000 hours of professional ATOD prevention experience, and a passing score on an international examination.
Not only does certification enhance the field of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention but more importantly, assures the quality of service to the individuals and communities served by approximately 90 certified prevention specialist across the Commonwealth. Quality of services, competence, professional growth, ethical conduct and continuing education are all benefits of certification.
The Kentucky Certification Board for Prevention Professionals is committed to achieving a quality workforce of prevention specialist by promoting integrity, credibility and adherence to ethical principles in professional service.


To apply for certification or recertification click on the CPS certification/recertification tab at the top of the page.




Vision Statement


To advance the cause of professionalism in the alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention field in Kentucky by assuring prevention professionals are certified and have met all ICRC standards.


Contact Information:

Kentucky Certification Board for Prevention Professionals, Inc.

219 Old Towne Rd.

Louisville, KY 40214-4370

To Contact the KCBPP office email Nancy Pfaadt at:


If you would like to talk with someone in the KCBPP office please leave a phone number in your email correspondence and the business manager will contact you or answer your inquiry via email response.