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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.

Drug Education Workshop
The PSCBW is pleased to sponsor a drug education workshop, "Pharmacology, Neurobiology of Drugs, and Understanding Addiction:
  • Friday, March 9, 2018
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • The 2100 Building, in The Art Room
  • 2100 24th Avenue South
  • Seattle WA 98144


This seven (7) hour workshop is presented by Steven Freng, Psy.D., MSW. Dr. Freng has more than 30 years in the substance use disorders field. In addition to being a speaker and educator, he works as the Prevention/Treatment Manager at the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), a region of 14 counties within Washington State that has been designated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.


This course will provide an overview of drugs across history, pharmacology, the neurobiology of drugs, and addiction. It is approved for seven (7) CEUs of Drug Education by the PSCBW and will count toward the Alcohol/Tobacco/and Other Drug Education IC&RC Certification Prerequisite.


The cost of this workshop is $150 (plus processing fees). Register and pay online:


Registration Deadline: February 28, 2018


Click here to download the flyer.


Questions? Gunthild Sondhi, PSCBW, phone (509) 290-1933 and (509) 937-2002 or email



Substance Abuse Prevention Trainings

The PSCBW has been awarded funding from the State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services' Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) to hold Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention System Training (WA-SAPST) events in Washington State for 2017-2018.

The SAPST meets the training requirements for Community Prevention Wellness Initiative (CPWI) communities.



Please see the attached flyer in Word or Adobe PDF that has details about the next general WA-SAPST, which will be held:

  • Tuesday, March 27 – Friday, March 30, 2018
  • General WA-SAPST
  • Educational Service District 123 
  • 3924 West Court St, Pasco WA 99301


Refer to the flyer regarding the prerequisite prevention course that must be completed before the PSCBW approves you to register. A registration fee of $25 plus processing fees is required for this WA-SAPST. Space is limited so you are encouraged to act soon.




Please see the attached flyer as a PDF and a Word document for the Native American-focused Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (NA-SAPST), which is scheduled for April 2018 in the Spokane Area as follows:


  • Tuesday, April 3 – Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Native American-focused SAPST
  • Northern Quest Resort
  • 100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001


Please note that you must complete a prerequisite prevention course before being approved to register. The registration deadline is March 26, 2018. There is not a registration fee for this NA-SAPST. Space is limited so you are encouraged to act soon.



Please stay tuned for more information about additional trainings to be offered during 2018.