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CPI - Certified Prevention Intern requirements



The Certified Prevention Intern credential is an entry-level certification; and is not eligible for reciprocity with IC&RC Member States.  Certificate is issued for a two-year period and is eligible for re-certification.  There is no exam required for this credential.

Work Experience:  ​6 months/1,000 hours of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) within the past 3 years in prevention work experience.

Education:  Fifty-six (50) hours of prevention specific education. Eighteen (12) hours of this education must be ATOD specific.  Six hours must be specific to prevention ethics. These hours must have been completed within five years prior to application submission.

Supervision:  Sixty (60) hours specific to the domains (see below) with a minimum of ten hours in each domain.

Code of Ethics:  Applicants must sign a prevention specific code of ethics statement & statement of understanding.

Re-certification:  40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, 6 of those hours must be in Prevention Ethics and Responsibility.

CPI DOMAINS 
1. Planning & Evaluation
2. Prevention Education & Service Delivery
3. Communication
4. Community Organization
4. Public Policy and Environmental Change
5. Professional Growth and Responsibility 


You can download the application for review and gather all documents required before applying online using Certemy