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 -- Upcoming SAPST Will Be February 18-21, 2014 in Kent
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 for this biennium was delivered November 12-15, 2013 in Union Gap.
The next SAPST will be held as follows:
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014 through Friday, February 21, 2014
- Kent Memorial Building
- 850 North Central Avenue, Kent
For the SAPST flyer and registration information, click here to open the Word document. For the PDF version, please click here.
Registration deadline is February 12, 2014; however, we may decide accept registrations after that based on the availability of space.
A registration fee of $25 will be assessed and covers training costs, materials, and light morning refreshments. For more information, please contact:
Online Prevention Ethics Training
The Centers for the Application for Prevention Technologies will be providing an Online Prevention Ethics class for Washington prevention providers February 3-14, 2014 in partnership with the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) and Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW).
The course will satisfy the prevention ethics requirement for obtaining a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) in Washington State. Please feel free to forward this to others you think might be interested.
The course is available at no charge, an incredible value as prevention ethics courses from private vendors often cost more than $100. It is unknown when we will have access to this free training again.
Participation will be limited to the first 25 people who submit their registrations. Registration confirmations will go out to the first 25 registrants on Monday, January 27. All others will be placed on a waiting list and offered a chance to participate in the event of withdrawals or cancellations.
For more information, please see the attached flyer (PDF): Ethics in Prevention Online Training February 2014.pdf
Registrations can be made through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PreventionEthicsRegistration
If you have any questions, please contact:
Scott Waller, DBHR Prevention Integration Lead
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.