Apply to be an Associate Prevention Professional (APP)

Application Process
​Complete your application to become APP certified: 

The process generally takes 1.5 months for review. Accepted applications need to be approved by the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington State at a full board meeting.

Please use the current APP application below (same form provided in two formats) and follow the instructions contained in the application:


Please read and follow the directions carefully. The APP candidate portfolio/application is provided as a Word document so you may save the document as a separate file then fill in the form fields. To access a PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader then should save the document to your computer. If you need to download the free Adobe Reader, go to A different Adobe program is needed to edit the document and save your information.


Please submit a check with your application - refer to the Fee Schedule for the amount. Or to pay by credit or debit card, please go to the Pay Online page (a processing fee may apply).


Please ensure your completed APP application is submitted to the following address:

Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington

PO Box 7172

Spokane WA  99207 

Please also note, in lieu of a certificate, the applicant may submit a completed Affidavit of Attendance (PDF) or Affidavit of Attendance (Word).*  This affidavit is intended to be used on a limited basis and for special circumstances, such as in the case in which the conference/training sponsor did not provide a Certificate of Completion. The Eligibility Committee will review the completed Affidavit of Attendance forms to determine whether these hours will be accepted.

Potential applicants requested a listing of previously approved trainings/classes/courses that have been accepted. Please click the button above or download the guidelines below:


For online/distance learning Drug Education resources, please see the following possibilities:




The APP is not eligible for reciprocity with IC&RC. The APP certificate is issued for a two-year period and can be renewed for one additional two-year period.  An APP wanting to renew their APP status must show progress toward attaining the necessary ‘training’ and ‘work experience’ required to become a CPP. Following a renewal, an APP wishing to be certified in Washington State must apply for a CPP credential.  An APP can, however, submit an application to become a CPP at any time prior to renewal.