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Basic certification requirements for a Certified Prevention Specialist are:
  •         Bachelor's Degree
  •         2000 clock hours of ATOD prevention work experience
  •         150 hours of training that have occurred within the past 10 years. 
  •         Of these 150 hours the following are required:  

                  + 6 hours of prevention specific ethics

                  + a maximum of 40 hours of on-line training and

                  + a maximum of 40 hours in-house training

  •        120 hours of supervision by a Certified Prevention Specialist
  •        Passing score on the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam
For complete instructions, requirements, certification manual and forms click on Initial Certification tab to the left. 
For CPS recertification forms click on Recertification tab to the left.