PREVENTION SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION BOARD OF WASHINGTON STATE                                                 PSCBW (c)2019

Improve your marketability to potential employers by becoming a CPP. Your CPP accreditation allows you to work in organizations that focus on substance abuse and mental health. As a CPP, you are also recognized as an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist (ICPS), one of the fastest-growing credentials in the addiction-related behavioral health care field.

The certification serves to:

 

  • Establish professional standards

  • Attest to an individual's knowledge and skills

  • Assist employers in identifying qualified practitioners

  • Promote continued professional development

  • Demonstrate your high level of commitment to the field of prevention

  • Increase opportunities for career advancement and/or for increased earnings

 

For more information about obtaining a CPP, click here.

Benefits of Prevention Certification

Start a career that allows you to help people in need. The prevention field is expanding and our accreditation gives you a leg up over competitors. It also supports future advancement to becoming a Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP). Associate Prevention Professional (APP) is an entry level certification for students or new professionals who want to enter the field. During the certification process you learn specific prevention skills for programs that focus on alcohol and drug abuse.

The certification serves to:

 

  • Establish professional standards

  • Promote continued professional development

  • Demonstrate your high level of commitment to the field of prevention

  • Increase opportunities for career advancement and/or for increased earnings

 

For more information about obtaining an APP, click here.

Benefits of becoming a CPP
Benefits of becoming an APP

Become a certified prevention professional or specialist with services from PSCBW. Our certification process helps uphold ethical standards and is required by many employers. We help you get certified by providing the application and testing information you need.

 

The CPP credential is offered by the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) to qualifying individuals. PSCBW is a Member Board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).

 

An important aspect of this credential is reciprocity, which means that if you move to a different state or country which has membership in the IC&RC, your credential will be honored in your new location after documentation is provided. This credential has reciprocity in those states that have IC&RC Member Boards, which are most states in the US. Reciprocity is of particular significance in bordering states of Oregon or Idaho, as well as states in the Western Region, including California.  In addition, the CPP credential has reciprocity in other countries, for example, Canada. 

Please contact your current member board to request the Application for Reciprocity which is for use when you want to change from one IC&RC member board to another one (e.g., moving to Washington and requesting change from the Oregon Board to the PSCBW; moving out of Washington and requesting change from the PSCBW to the Oregon Board).

For more information about IC&RC, please refer to their website at www.internationalcredentialing.org.

The CPP Credential and Reciprocity