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 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."
Schedule Established for WA-SAPST Trainings
Save the Dates
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.
Two participant training events using the new prevention
curriculum and one Training of Trainers (SAPST-TOT) will be held:
September 29, 2014 - Thursday, October 2, 2014, Yakima, WA
September 29 - October 1,
2014, 8:30 AM – 5 PM
October 2, 2014, 8:30 AM
– 2 PM
Yakima Area Arboretum
(Solarium Room), 1401 Arboretum Dr., Yakima WA 98902
The cost is $25. For
details and registration information, please click here..
Registration deadline is extended to September 26, 2014; however, PSCBW may decide to accept registrations after
that based on the availability of space.
March 3, 2015 - Friday, March 6, 2015, Yakima, WA
The TOT will be held:
More information about the
remaining training events will be provided in the near future.
June 16, 2015 - Friday, June 19, 2015, Yakima, WA
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 http://www.internationalcredentialing.org/FormPR. The current cost is $25.