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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.