Call Us : 615-535-2705

Certification

Certification as a Prevention Specialist is based on internationally adopted professional standards established by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).

The TCB recognizes two levels of prevention credentialing in Tennessee, Certified Prevention Specialist I and II (CPS I/CPS II).  The type of certification sought depends on the applicant’s work/volunteer involvement, experience in the prevention field, educational background and knowledge base.

  • Certified Prevention Specialist I (CPS I)
    Eligible for reciprocity with IC&RC states, the CPS I is designed for those that have been working in the field of prevention, either directly or in a supervisory capacity, for at least 1 year (2000 hours).  A college degree is not required for this level of certification.  Those with a CPS I designation will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills based on the domains and core functions of prevention by passing a written exam.
  • Certified Prevention Specialist II (CPS II)
    Eligible for reciprocity with IC&RC states, the CPS II is designed for those that have been working in the field of prevention, either directly or in a supervisory capacity, for at least 2 years (4000 hours).  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required.  Those with a CPS II designation will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills based on the domains and core functions of prevention by passing a written examination.

For full certification requirements, please review our online CPS manual.