icon9Our communities face myriad problems that can be prevented with appropriate education and intervention. They need experienced — and certified — Prevention Specialists.

The Certification for Prevention Specialist, or CPS, is recognized worldwide as the gold standard for competency in the prevention field. It is written into federal and state practice regulations and insurance legislation.

The CPS is administered by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the world’s largest credentialing organization in the field of addiction. However, make no mistake. The CPS is the credential for professionals working in prevention of an array of community problems, including violence, crime, illness, family breakdown and school dropout.

The Colorado Certification for Prevention Specialist is awarded by the Colorado Prevention Certification Board, which works under the IC&RC’s strict credentialing guidelines.

Colorado Certification for Prevention Specialists:

  • Improve the ways prevention work is done in our communities by seeking continuing professional education.
  • Help Colorado respond to the growing demand for quality, accredited prevention programs resulting from healthcare reform.
  • Help Colorado nonprofits an other organizations secure funding as grant requirements become more stringent.
  • Help the public identify reputable prevention programs and practitioners.
  • Get the recognition they deserve internationally — and have new professional opportunities.

Learn more about the core professional competencies of a Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist.

Get started!

If you’re ready to take the next important step to become a Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist, please learn more about the CCPS application requirements and the simple, three-step application process before heading to the CCPS Application Center.