Prevention Certification

Certification Requirements

Certification requirements are centered directly on the six core performance domains. Specific requirements for certification as a Certified Prevention Technician (CPT), Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), and Certified Prevention Professional (CPP), the Certification Classifications and Eligibility Standards Table and discussed in the paragraph that follow.

If certification lapses and an individual wants to become certified again, the individual must re-apply and have documentation for 40 total continuing education/training contact hours in prevention (within the past two years) to include the following:

  • minimum of 20 hours must be in substance abuse education/training;
  • 6 hours of professional prevention ethics;
  • no more than 12 of the 40 hours may be inservice training;
  • no more than 25 hours of web-based training (Adobe Connect, etc.) are allowed.

The reinstatement fee is $50.00 plus the $100 recertification fee. The individual would be expected to fill out the renewal application.

A candidate must either work or live in Kansas 51% of the time when submitting the initial application for certification or renewing his or her certification.

See Trainings and Other Resources for information about the prevention ethics requirement and trainings.