ADVANCED CERTIFIED PREVENTION SPECIALIST (PS-A): A professional who has extended experience as a a Certified Prevention Specialist. Its purpose is to provide experienced substance use prevention specialists in Maine with a “step up” credential to align with their extended years of experience and training that includes some management relevant training. The PS-A must have:

  • 8,000 documented hours of prevention-related experience in the six IC&RC Prevention Performance Domains (within the past 10 years).
  • 24 hours of ATOD-specific training within the last 24 months. 
  • 6 hours of Advanced Prevention Ethics within the last 24 months. 
  • 18 hours of IC&RC Prevention Domain and Task relevant management training (includes but not limited to fiscal, program, grant, and staff management topics) within the last 10 years. 
  • 6 hours of training related to Cultural Equity and Inclusion (within the last 24 months).
  • A signed agreement to abide by the PS-C Code of Ethics

Applying for a certificate requires a Google/Gmail account. If you do not have one, you can create one by clicking HERE. 

The following links provide the information required to apply or reapply for PS-A certification.