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Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW)

Recognizing Certified Prevention Professionals (CPP) since 2002
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Why Hire a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP)?
 Benefits for Employers:


The Preventional Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) is a member of the  (IC&RC) and adheres strictly to all IC&RC requirements.International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium


Our comprehensive professional preparation and continuing education requirements ensure that your CPP is qualified to lead your prevention efforts.  The credential shows that the CPP has met and maintained the PSCBW's high standards for delivering effective prevention practice, with an emphasis on substance abuse prevention.  A CPP is specifically trained to effectively:


  • Assess individual, organizational and community  needs
  • Apply sound prevention theory and practice
  • Plan, develop and implement prevention programs
  • Conduct evaluation activities and document program outcomes
  • Build coalitions and mobilize the community
  • Act as an advocate for prevention issues
  • Develop and deliver culturally competent education and training
  • Abide by the prevention professional code of ethical conduct


For a brochure targeting employers, click here.




Certified Prevention Professionals Are an Asset in the Workforce