PREVENTION PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
 

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PREVENTION PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Individuals must complete and submit an appropriate application, fee and all required documentation to be certified/licensed by the Board.


FILE AN APPLICATION

RA: Registered Applicant

OCPSA: Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant

OCPS I: Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist I

  • One year (2,000 hours) of AOD prevention related work experience (paid or volunteer)
  • 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 hours of prevention educationin the specified foundations and domains
  • Completion of 120 practical experience hours in the five performance domain areas
  • Successful completion of the ICRC Prevention Examination
  • Completion of online application

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 hours of prevention education in the specified foundations and domains
  • 90 hours of administrative or supervisory education
  • Completion of 120 practical experience hours in the five performance domain areas
  • Successful completion of the ICRC Prevention Examination
  • Completion of online application
 
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