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What is the CPP/CPS?

The training for Credential Prevention Professional and Credential Prevention Specialist are intended for individuals who provide alcohol and substance abuse PREVENTION services in approved work settings. Consider pursuing the CPP or CPS if your work experience relates to prevention services, which include:

  1. Planning and Evaluation;Training Participants
  2. Education and Skill Development;
  3. Community Organization;
  4. Public and Organizational Policy; and
  5. Professional Growth and Responsibility.

What are the requirements?

1) Evaluations

Please visit the NYS OASAS website for detailed information

2) Work Experience

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3) Education/Training

 

Credential Prevention Professional

Education and training consisting of a minimum of 250 clock hours in the field of alcohol and substance abuse prevention.

85 clock hours related to Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse at all Age Levels and Among People of Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures (must include a minimum of 4 clock hours related to tobacco use and nicotine dependence and 15 clock hours specific to cultural competence);

60 prevention specific clock hours related to the Performance Domains (Areas of Professional Expertise);

45 clock hours related to Professional Development and Ethical Responsibilities (15 clock hours must be specific to Ethics for Prevention Professionals and 2 clock hours of Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Mandated Reporting training); and

60 clock hours related to Prevention Principles and the Services Continuum.

 

Credential Prevention Specialist

Education and training consisting of a minimum of 100 clock hours in the field of alcohol and substance abuse prevention.

50 clock hours related to knowledge of alcoholism and substance abuse at all age levels and among people of diverse backgrounds and cultures (must include a minimum of 4 clock hours related to tobacco use and nicotine dependence and 15 clock hours specific to cultural competence);

38 prevention specific clock hours related to the Performance Domains (areas of professional expertise); and

12 clock hours related to Ethical Responsibilities (10 clock hours must be specific to Ethics for Prevention Professionals and 2 clock hours of Child Abuse and Maltreatment: Mandated Reporting training).

CPP applicants may claim a maximum of 30 clock hours for documented participation in conferences by professional organizations. CPS applicants may claim a maximum of 12 clock hours for documented participation in conferences by professional organizations.

4) Examination

Please visit the NYS OASAS website for detailed information