A PROVISIONAL PREVENTION SPECIALIST (PPS) is a prevention worker who has received a provisional certification in order to acquire the experience and education necessary to apply for certification as a Certified Prevention Specialist (PS-C). Therefore, there are no minimum experience or education requirements.  This entry-level certification is not reciprocal with any other state or nation and does not require an examination. It can be renewed once and entails a commitment to seek the experience and education/training required for the PS-C status. PPS candidates must:

  • Complete a PPS Application
  • Provide a signed agreement that they will abide by the PPS Code of Ethics


The following links provide the information you need to apply or reapply for PPS certification.

Maine Prevention Certification Manual

The forms packet below contains copies of all forms needed in the application process. HOWEVER, for fillable forms that you can submit, please go to the DOWNLOADS section of this site.

Forms Packet for PPS – Non-fillable