Associate Prevention Specialist (APS)

Available to newer prevention specialists wanting to begin the process of working toward full certification. A credential for professionals who facilitates and promotes positive growth in self, specific populations (i.e. groups at risk developing substance use issues), and the community at large. This professional uses specific knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate programs aimed at precluding or reducing problems caused by the use of substances.




For more in depth information on the requirements please review the downloadable application above.


Formal Education: Minimum high school diploma/GED


Prevention Work Experience: Two (2) years of full-time employment or 4000 hours of part-time of work experience as an alcohol, tobacco and drug use prevention specialist.


Current Job Description: Copy of current prevention specialist job description, obtained from current employer, and which must be signed by both the applicant and their immediate supervisor. 


On-The-Job Supervision: 200 hours of on-the-job supervision of qualifying work experience wit ha minimum of 10 ours of supervision in each prevention domain. 


Education/Training: 100 hours total of prevention relevant education/training of which 50 hours must be specific to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs 6 hours must be in prevention ethics.