Certified Prevention Specialist

As of January 1, 2020, the Nevada Certification Board (NCB) will no longer accept continuing education units that have not been preapproved by the NCB’s Curriculum and CEU Advisory Committee.

  • To request NCB approval/endorsement for CEUs, please use the Education Approval Form
  • For training and events that are free of charge to participants, there is no cost to apply for NCB CEU endorsement.
  • For organizations/events that charge a registration fee for participants to acquire CEUs, the 2020 NCB continuing education approval application fees are:
    • $20 for one training (calendar year 2020)
    • $100 for five or more trainings (calendar year 2020)

The Nevada Certification Board (NCB) is pleased to announce the launch of internationally recognized, IC&RC Prevention Specialist Certification in Nevada.

“Quality care requires a competent workforce that is well trained, educated, and skilled in providing appropriate services.” -The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

Certification allows prevention professionals:

  • Recognition
  • Accountability
  • Enhanced career standing and the potential for advancement

For additional details, requirements for education and experience, applications, and a list of frequently asked questions, see nevadacertboard.org or contact Natalie Powell, npowell@casat.org.

The cost for initial certification is $255 ($250 if paid by check).

For information on the IC&RC Certified Prevention Specialist examination please email Natalie Powell: npowell@casat.org.


  • Experience: 2,000 hours of prevention work experience specific to the PS domains, within the past seven years.
  • Education: High school diploma or jurisdictionally certified high school equivalency. 120 hours specific to the domains, completed within the past five years. 24 hours must be ATOD specific. Six hours must be in prevention ethics and must have been completed within the past two years.
  • Supervision: 120 hours specific to the domains with a minimum of ten hours in each domain within the past seven years.
  • Examination: CBs must require all applicants to pass the IC&RC PS Examination.
  • Code of Ethics: The applicant must agree to adhere to the NBC Prevention Specific Code of Ethics.
  • Recertification: 40 hours of continuing education earned every two years, including 6 hours of training in prevention ethics.
  • The acronym CBs used above refers to “Certification Boards.”


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

Apply to become a certified prevention Specialist (CPS)!