4758-5-10 Requirements for certification of Ohio prevention specialist II (OCPS II).

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

(1) Submission of formal application.

(2) One of the following:

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

(b) An bachelor'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) Six thousand hours of documented compensated work experience in alcohol and other drug prevention, including at least four thousand hours of administering or supervising the services.

(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) Ninety hours of administrative or supervisory education. The required content areas with the specific content hours are as follow:

(a) At least three semester credit hours or forty-five clock hours in human resource management;

(b) At least three semester credit hours or forty-five clock hours in fiscal management.

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

Replaces: 4758-5-09

Effective: 05/06/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4758.20
Rule Amplifies: 4758.44
Prior Effective Dates: 6/13/04, 4/1/07, 8/17/08, 11/15/10