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Certified Prevention Specialist

Our Workforce Vision

The Office of Drug Policy envisions an Idaho free from the devastating social, health, and economic consequences of substance abuse. The work that substance abuse prevention professionals do has the power to positively impact the health and safety of Idahoans. ODP firmly believes that professionalizing and empowering the prevention workforce is key to combatting Idaho's substance abuse issues.

Beginning July 1, 2018, at least one staff member in each agency or organization receiving grant funding from ODP that is delivering direct services or coalition activities will hold the Certified Prevention Specialist credential.  

The Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) is one of the fastest growing credentials in behavioral health and distinguishes substance abuse prevention professionals that have demonstrated competency through experience, education, and supervision. Learn more here.  

Certified Prevention Specialist Webinar Series

The Idaho Office of Drug Policy, in partnership with Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, is pleased to provide a series of webinar trainings on the Prevention Specialist domains (Planning and Evaluation; Prevention Education and Service Delivery; Communication; Community Organization; Public Policy and Environmental Change; and Professional Growth). By participating in these webinars, attendees will earn training hours to be used for the CPS application.

Click here to learn more and register!

For any questions regarding the webinar series, please contact CADCA's Training Operations Manager, Renee Loucks at rloucks@cadca.org.