This webpage explains how CPI can support your California Certified Prevention Specialist (CCPS) application or renewal. It also describes the process for receiving Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for CPI trainings.
- What is CCPS certification?
CCPS certification is a credential for prevention professionals in California. The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) is responsible for CCPS certification. You can become CCPS certified if you have completed at least one year of prevention experience, taken a minimum number of hours of training and education, passed the IC&RC Certified Prevention Specialist written exam, and paid the CCAPP application or recertification fees.
- Where can I find out more about applying for my CCPS certification?
Learn about becoming certified or renewing your certification at the CCAPP prevention specialist application and renewal page. (Please note that CPI does not accept or process CCPS applications.)
- How does CPI support CCPS certification?
In your CCPS application, you must be able to show that you have received a minimum number of training and education hours across several core areas. CPI offers many no-cost trainings that can be used to meet these requirements.We can help you document the CPI trainings you have completed. If you would like a record of your continuing education activities with CPI, submit the CPI Training Certificate Request Form and we will send you certificates for the trainings and CEUs you have completed.
- What types of trainings are provided?
CPI provides no-cost onsite trainings, online trainings, and webinars on an array of prevention topics. CPI offers trainings across all six CCAPP core areas: planning and evaluation, prevention education and service delivery, communication, community organizing, public policy and environmental change, and professional growth and development. Learn more about CPI offerings at the TA and Training Services page.
- I have taken or will take CPI trainings. How do I know which CPI trainings are relevant for my certification application?
We created the CPI Training Matrix to show which CPI trainings align with the prevention specialist core areas and tasks. Click here to download the CPI Training Matrix (updated February 2018).
- How can I request a CPI training?
Visit the CPI TA/Training Request Form to request a Professional Competency onsite training for your organization. One-day trainings are provided at no cost throughout California for groups of at least 25 participants. The trainings are led by subject-matter experts in the prevention field.
Overview of CEUs
- Does CPI provide Continuing Education Units?
CPI is a certified CEU provider through the following organizations:
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT): includes LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP certifications
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP): includes CCPS, CADC-CAS, CADC I’s, CADC II’s, CCS, CA CCS, CCJP, CCDP, CRPM, and LAADAC
- California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
- How can I earn CEUs for CPI trainings?
When you register for an onsite training with CPI, you can pay a nominal fee to receive CEUs. You can request certificates for the CPI trainings and CEUs you have completed through our CPI Training Certificate Request Form.