4758-5-09 Requirements for certification of Ohio prevention specialist I (OCPS I).

(A) To be certified as a prevention specialist I, an individual shall complete the following:

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) One of the following:

(a) An associate's degree or higher from an accredited educational institution in a prevention related field of study.

(b) An associate's degree or higher from an accredited educational institution in an unrelated field of study and at least ninety hours in human behavior related studies. These hours are in addition to the one hundred hours required in paragraph (A)(5) of this rule.

(3) Two thousand hours of documented work experience in alcohol and other drug prevention of which a minimum of twenty per cent shall be devoted to planning and/or delivering alcohol and other drug prevention services. This work may include paid and volunteer hours, field placement, internship, or practicum experience.

(4) One hundred twenty practical experience hours. A minimum of ten hours shall be completed in each of the following performance domains:

(a) Planning and evaluation

(b) Education and skill development

(c) Community organization

(d) Public policy and environmental change

(e) Professional growth and responsibility

(f) The remaining seventy hours may be completed in any domain as deemed appropriate by the applicant.

(5) One hundred hours of prevention related education of which fifty per cent shall have been obtained within the last five years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

(a) Foundation in chemical dependency use/abuse/dependency (twenty hours)

(b) Foundation in prevention of alcohol and other drug use/abuse/dependency (thirty hours)

(c) Domain I: planning and evaluation (three hours)

(d) Domain II: education and skill development (three hours)

(e) Domain III: community organization (three hours)

(f) Domain IV: public policy and environmental change (three hours)

(g) Domain V: professional growth and responsibility (nine hours)

(i) Prevention-specific ethics education (six hours)

(ii) Cultural competency (three hours)

(h) The remaining hours may be distributed among these areas at the applicant's discretion.

(6) Successful completion of the IC&RC prevention specialist (PS) examination.

Replaces: 4758-5-08

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.45
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 4/1/07, 8/17/08, 11/15/10