Apply to be an Associate Prevention Professional (APP)
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:
PSCBW APP Application Packet_REV04012020 (Adobe PDF)
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 https://get.adobe.com/reader/. A different Adobe program is needed to edit the document and save your information.
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:
Guidelines for Acceptable Trainings_Rev04012020 (Adobe PDF)
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.