The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) website is for individuals who are interested in obtaining and maintaining their Certified Prevention Professional (CPP), an international credential, or Associate Prevention Professional (APP), credential for entry level professionals.
We hope the information will be helpful to CPPs, APPs and others in the substance abuse and violence prevention fields. Learn more about the benefits of obtaining a CPP or APP.
The CPP Application was revised during September 2013 and is posted on this webpage.
That webpage also includes an updated listing, "Guidelines for Acceptable Trainings/Classes/Courses To Fulfill the Prevention Education Prerequisites."
PSCBW Awarded Contract for More Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Trainings -- First SAPST to be Offered November 12-15, 2013 in Yakima
The State of Washington DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services awarded a contract to the PSCBW. The PSCBC will deliver five Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Trainings (SAPST) and one SAPST-Training of Trainers (SAPST-TOT) over the biennium, July 2013 - June 2015. The new contracts follows a round of successful SAPST events which included a November 2012 SAPST-TOT in Renton, a February 2013 SAPST in Yakima, an April 2013 SAPST in Renton, and a May 2013 SAPST in Spokane.
The first SAPST in the series which will be held November 12-15, 2013 at the following location:
Yakima County - WSU Extension
2403 S. 18th Street, Ste. 100
Union Gap, WA 98903-1637
For the SAPST flyer and registration information, click here to open the Word document. For the PDF version, please click here.
Registration has been extended until noon on Friday, November 8.
A registration fee of $25 will be assessed and covers training costs, materials, and light morning refreshments. For more information, please contact:
Alan Zeuge, MPA, CPP, PSCBW
Spokane County Community Services,
Housing, and Community Development Dept.
International Certificates Available
The PSCBW issues certificates to CPPs and had also sent a free international certificate from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Since July of 2012, IC&RC discontinued issuing free international certificates automatically to professionals.
If you're interested in receiving the IC&RC international certificate, please go the IC&RC website at http://www.internationalcredentialing.org/FormPR. The current cost is $25.