Serve on the Maine Prevention Certification Board!

The Maine Prevention Certification Board (MPCB) is a peer-led nonprofit organization, serving and representing prevention professionals under the sponsorship of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. The certification board is committed to setting, monitoring, and enforcing standards for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention professionals to ensure the public’s protection and enhance the profession. The board is a proud member of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), which establishes standards and facilitates reciprocity for the credentialing of prevention professionals.

The MPCB is seeking board members and would like to invite you to apply. The MPCB aims to have a diverse board represented by not only varying positions and experience levels, but also by geographic locations from around the state. MPCB Members are not required to hold the Certified Prevention Specialist credential, however experience (whether through paid or volunteer positions) in ATOD prevention, and public health, is encouraged.

Currently, the MPCB convenes for meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:00pm, in via Zoom.

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Why Do I Serve? Testimonials from MPCB Members

  • Build valuable networks and relationships with fellow board members.
    Emily Dooling Hamilton, PS-C
  • The professional benefits of serving on the MPCB- the satisfaction of being part of the overall prevention system in Maine, peer-learning from accomplished colleagues, building my prevention network by learning who the newly certified prevention specialists are, and connections to the national resources like the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).
    Alison Jones Webb, MA, MPH, PS-C
  • If you are just starting out and want to broaden your knowledge base as well as your resume/portfolio, serving on the Maine Prevention Certification Board is an excellent opportunity to learn, serve, and grow.
    Robert Rogers, LADC, LSW, PS-C
  • Certification as a Prevention Specialist is not required by my workplace. It is important to me, both personally and professionally, to have attained certification in my field. Knowing that Maine's model for certification is based on a national model, and approved through the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) adds credibility to my work and my role.
    Vicky Wiegman, M.Ed., CAS, PS-C