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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.
NEW: The CPP Application was revised April 2014 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."

Register Now for Prevention Ethics Training
SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), in partnership with the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington, are proud to present the following training:
  • February 16 - February 27, 2015


  • Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners - Moderated Online CourseClick on the links for the course announcement and schedule.


Please register by February 12 at: Registrants will receive course access information on February 13, before the course begins.


This course will satisfy the requirement for Prevention Ethics Training for applicants for Certified Prevention Professional.


For more information, please contact:


Scott Waller, Prevention Systems Integration Manager

(360) 725-3782


Schedule Established for WA-SAPST Trainings
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The State of Washington DSHS/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) and Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) are pleased to announce the schedule for the next series of Washington-Substance Abuse Prevention System Training (WA-SAPST). The training will meet DBHR’s contractual requirements for Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) coalitions and will provide a solid foundation for the practice of evidence-based prevention in a community setting.
The upcoming training events will be held:
  •  WA-SAPST Participant Training Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - Friday, March 6, 2015, Yakima, WA
  • WA-SAPST Training-of-Trainers, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015, Yakima, WA
To open the training flyer and registration form, please click here for the Word document or click here for the PDF file.
Please register by Friday, February 20.



Updated Certified Prevention Professional Application


The PSCBW has updated its application to reflect changes made by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Please see the new application, which includes a broader focus on prevention.




International Certificates Available


The PSCBW issues certificates to CPPs and had also sent a free international certificate from 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 The current cost is $25.