Who We Are

The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) was established March 6, 2002, as a Washington State non-profit corporation and is a Member Board of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)


The PSCBW is one of 50 counties, U.S. states and territories, which issue the ICPS, created in 1994 and now one of the fastest-growing credentials in the field of addiction-related behavioral health care. 

As a professional trade board, the PSCBW conducts a peer review process for:  (a) certification of prevention professionals for the Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) and Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist (ICPS) credentials; (b) renewals of individuals who have obtained their CPP/ ICPS credentials; and (c) recertification for those who have had their CPP/ ICPS lapse but are interested in reapplying.

Current PSCBW directors are:


Executive Committee:

  • Liz Wilhelm, MS, CPP, President

  • Sigrid Gauger, BA, CPP, Vice-President, Treasurer

  • Gunthild Sondhi, M.Ed, CPP, Past-President


Standing Directors:

  • Kirsten Fuchs, CPP

  • Janine Koffel, CPP

  • Lizbet Maceda, CPP

  • Sarah Meyers, CPP

  • Kristi Sharpe, CPP


We are financially supported through member dues, contributions, training fees, and contracts (including the State of Washington Department of Health).
contact us with your questions, comments and concerns. Also, please let us know if you are interested in serving on the Board.
As a reminder to current Certified Prevention Professionals and Associate Prevention Professionals, please keep us updated with your current contact information.

Notification of Updated Contact Information

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