Substance Abuse Prevention Program
UO Academic Extension

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS)

SAPP only offers the required coursework for the CPS. The Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO) approves applications, administers exams, and awards certifications. Please refer to the CPS application packet for complete information.

CPS Requirements Overview

Educational Prerequisites
16 SAPP credits, see below for details
ATOD Education Trainings (CEUs)
Supervised Experiential Hours
1,880 — Prevention Domains™ hours
120 — Experiential Learning and Evaluation hours
2,000 — Total Supervised Experiential Hours

Completed Application
Includes verification of sobriety if in recovery, signed ethics agreement, and national criminal history check

Passing Exam Score
ICRC Prevention Specialist Certification Exam

SAPP’s CPS Academic Track — 16 Credits

1. Required CPS Courses

Credits Course Title Term Offered
(tentative until term schedule is published)
3 SAPP 407 AOD Pharmacology Fall & Spring
2 SAPP 407 Community Organizing Winter
3 SAPP 407 AOD Prevention Spring
1 SAPP 408 Cultural Competency Spring
1 SAPP 408 Prevention Ethics Spring
2 SAPP 408 Facilitation and Presentation Skills for Prevention Professionals Summer
12 Total Required CPS Credits

2. General Prevention Topics Courses

Choose from any SAPP courses marked “(CPS)” to complete at least 4 additional credits in general prevention topics. The UO class schedule marks CPS courses with the letter “d” in the notes section.

3. CEU Training

ACCBO requires at least 24 hours in the ATOD Prevention Education educational category. SAPP does not currently provide this requirement; however, SAPP is currently working with community partners to incorporate these required trainings into SAPP curricula. Therefore, these hours must be completed via CEU trainings offered in the community.