CREDENTIALING, LICENSING, AND REIMBURSEMENT OF THE SUD WORKFORCE: A REVIEW OF POLICIES AND PRACTICES ACROSS THE NATION. EXHIBIT A9: Requirements: Prevention Specialist

12/01/2019

EXHIBIT A9. Requirements: Prevention Specialist
State Abbr. Credential Title Minimum Degree Education Hours Practice Hours Supervision Hours Required Examination Annual Cont. Educ. Hours Renewal Period (months) Reciprocity
AL Certified Prevention Manager Bachelor's 100 4,000 3 years managerial experience IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam Not stated Not stated Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 100 4,000 Not stated IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam Not stated Not stated Yes
Associate Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 75 2,000 Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated No
AR Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 100 Not stated Not stated IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Associate Preventionist Not stated Not stated Not stated None None 24 24 Not stated
AZ Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
CA California Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 120 2,000 None IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
CO Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
CT Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 100 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 20 12 Yes
DC Certified Prevention Specialist or Professional Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam Not stated Not stated Not stated
DE Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
FL Certified Prevention Professional Bachelor's 250 6,000 200 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 20 12 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 20 12 Yes
GA Criteria Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 150 4,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
HI Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
IA Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 144 6,000 Not stated IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 168 2,000 Not stated IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
ID Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
IL Certified Senior Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 150 8,000 240 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
IN Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 100 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
KS Certified Prevention Professional Bachelor's 150 3,500 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Technician High school or equivalent 60 2,000 120 None 40 24 No
KY Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 150 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
LA Certified Prevention Professional Bachelor's 100 4,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 48 24 Not stated
Prevention Specialist in Training High school or equivalent Not stated Not stated Not stated Not stated 20 12 Not stated
Registered Prevention Professional High school or equivalent 100 6,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 48 24 Not stated
Licensed Prevention Professional Master's 100 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 48 24 Not stated
MA Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 200 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
MD Certified Prevention Professional Bachelor's 200 4,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Not stated
Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 6,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Not stated
Associate Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 50 2,000 60 None 20 24 Not stated
ME Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
MI Certified Prevention Consultant Not stated 240 8,000 240 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
MN Certified Prevention Professional Advanced High school or equivalent 120 240 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 No
Certified Prevention Professional Reciprocal High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Professional High school or equivalent Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training course None None None 40 24 No
MO Certified Reciprocal Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 4,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Missouri Advanced Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent Not stated 10,000 Not stated None 40 24 Not stated
Missouri Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent Not stated, includes 3 hours of ethics training Not stated Not stated None 5 24 Not stated
MS Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 150 4,000 120 Not stated 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist Manager Bachelor's 150 10,000 120 Not stated 40 24 Yes
Associate Prevention Specialist Not stated 75 2,000 120 Not stated 20 24 Not stated
NC Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant High school or equivalent 270 6,000 300 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 60 24 Yes
NH Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 240 4,000 240 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
NJ Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 120 4,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 50 24 Yes
Certified Associate Prevention Specialist Not stated Not stated 2,000 200 Not stated 40 24 Not stated
NM Senior Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated. Must hold CPS credential at IC&RC reciprocal level 120 10,000 144 No further exam beyond IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam needed to obtain CPS credential (see row below). 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Intern High school or equivalent 50 1,000 60 None 40 24 No
NV Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
NY Certified Prevention Professional, Credentialed Prevention Professional Bachelor's 250 4,000 12 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 60 36 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist, Credentialed Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 60 36 Yes
OH Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant Bachelor's 120 6,000 Not stated IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Associate's 120 2,000 Not stated IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant High school or equivalent 45 100 Not stated None 20 24 No
OK Certified Prevention Specialist Associate's 256 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 20 12 Yes
Associate Prevention Specialist Associate's 256 2,000 120 None 20 12 Not stated
OR Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 150 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Not stated
PA Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 120 4,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
RI Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 270 6,000 170 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 175 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Associate Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 48 200 Not stated None; must upgrade to CPS within 2 years None N/A No
SC Certified Senior Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 300 10,000 200 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 50 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 150 2,000 750 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam & an oral interview by the Certification Peer Review Committee 50 24 Yes
SD Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 15 semester hours 2,000 750 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Prevention Specialist Trainee Bachelor's Not stated Not stated 8 hours per month None None; Trainee recognition is granted for up to 5 years N/A Not stated
TN Certified Prevention Specialist II Bachelor's 220 4,000 240 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist I High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
TX Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Not stated
Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist Associate's 200 10,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Associate Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 120 3,000 120 None 40 24 Not stated
UT Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
VA Certified Prevention Specialist Bachelor's 120 4,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Associate Prevention Specialist High school or equivalent 100 4,000 200 None 40 24 No
WA Certified Prevention Professional High school or equivalent 120 2,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Associate Prevention Professional Not stated 70 500 Not stated None None, can be renewed once 24 No
WI Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 120 Not stated Not stated Online Open-Book Examination on the Wisconsin Statutes & Administrative Code 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist In Training Not stated 40 Not stated Not stated None 25 24 No
WV Certified Prevention Specialist II Bachelor's 270 12,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
Certified Prevention Specialist I Not stated 180 8,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
WY Certified Prevention Specialist Not stated 150 8,000 120 IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam 40 24 Yes
NOTE: CPS = Certified Prevention Specialist