Scope of Practice: The practice of a certified prevention specialist is based on knowledge in the performance domains to prevent or reduce the conditions that place individuals at increased risk of developing addictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse.
Who May Apply? This certification is offered to those persons who frequently are not involved in one-to-one and group counseling with persons who have substance abuse problems. Rather, it is offered to those persons who identify and work with people in high risk categories and/or in alcohol and drug education settings (i.e.: human service agencies, drug and alcohol educators, high school guidance counselors, etc.)