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Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW)

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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.

National Prevention Network Conference

The National Prevention Network (NPN) Prevention Research Conference is November 17-19, 2015 in Seattle. The PSCBW will have an exhibit table shared with the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP). Stop by and visit our exhibit to learn more about our organizations and what you can do related to prevention certification and public policy advocacy.We both will also participate in a Wednesday evening prevention meeting with other statewide and national partners.

On Monday, November 17, there will be a preconference with two special workshops about prevention examination preparation and prevention ethics. The latter will be taught by PSCBW board member, Pamela Tindall, who has extensive training experience in the U.S. and as well other countries such as the Marshall Islander. These workshops are open to non-NPN conference participants.

More information, please visit the website,

Prevention Training

The PSCBW completed another Washington Substance Abuse Prevention System Training (WA SAPST) on September 29, 2015 through October 2, 2015 in Yakima. Please stay tuned for more trainings to be offer next year.



Updated Fees and Certified Prevention Professional Application


An updated fee schedule is included on this website. Rates go up on January 1, 2016.

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.