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CPS Manual

Are you considering certification? Have lots of questions? If so, the CPS manual is a great place to start! It covers everything you'll need to know about the prevention specialist credential. Before jumping into the online application, it is important to familiarize yourself with the specific requirements and policies outlined in the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) manual.

All applicants are required to read the CPS manual and become familiar with all requirements and policies related to certification.

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CPS 101: Navigating the Certification and Application Process

This presentation was developed to complement the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) Manual, by going a bit more in depth on the history of TCB, IC&RC, how the CPS certification was developed, and most importantly, walking applicants through the online application process in Certemy's applicant portal.

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Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals

Strong ethical guidelines are at the heart of the prevention specialist credential. Here, you can learn the six ethical principles that guide the prevention certification.

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