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Individuals interested in becoming certified or licensed with the Chemical Dependency Professionals Board must complete and submit an appropriate formal application.The formal application contains all documentation and reference forms necessary to be certified/licensed at a particular level.

The formal application is retained by the OCDP Board and is reviewed and approved before a candidate is scheduled for the examination. It can take up to 30 days for an application to be reviewed. Once a candidate's application is approved they can schedule for the appropriate examination. All examinations offered by the Board are computer based and available at a number of regional sites throughout Ohio and our border states.

Fees associated with the credentialing process include application fees and examination fees. Application fees must be submitted at the time of application. Examination fees must be submitted prior to the scheduling of any examination. All fees submitted to the Board are non-refundable. Fees are as follows:

Formal Application Fees
Examination Fees
RA
$10.00
Prevention Written Exam
$150.00
OCPSA, OCPS I and OCPS II
$50.00
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Conversion Application
$35.00
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REQUIREMENTS FOR PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS

RA: Registered Applicant

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • Employed or volunteer in an AOD primary prevention position.
  • Supervisor verification of plan and timeline to complete credentialing process.
  • RA Application & Professional Development Plan

    OCPSA: Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and hold a High School Diploma or GED
  • 100 hours of AOD prevention related paid or volunteer work experience.
  • 45 clock hours of prevention-related training in the specified foundations and domains
  • Supervisor verification of plan and timeline to complete credentialing process.
  • OCPSA Application & Checklist


    OCPS I: Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist I

  • One year (2,000 hours) of AOD prevention related paid or volunteer work experience.
  • At least an Associate's degree in a prevention related field of study OR an associate's degree in an unrelated field and 90 hours of human behavior related studies.
  • 100 clock hours of prevention-related training in the specified foundations and domains.
  • Completion of 120 practical experience hours in the five performance domain areas.
  • Successful completion of the ICRC Prevention Examination. Examination Information
  • OCPS I Application & Checklist

OCPS II: Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II

  • Three years (6,000 hours) of paid work experience in AOD prevention services of which 4,000 hours are administrating or supervising the services
  • At least a bachelor's degree in a prevention related field of study OR a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field and 90 hours of human behavior related studies.
  • 100 clock hours of prevention-related training in the specified foundations and domains.
  • 90 hours of administrative or supervisory related education of which 45 hours each are in human resource management and fiscal management
  • Completion of 120 practical experience hours in the five performance domain areas.
  • Successful completion of the ICRC Prevention Examination. Examination Information
  • OCSP II Application & Checklist
  • Conversion Application
 
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