MAPPA Prevention Certification / Re-Certification
Please submit all forms, required documents and appropriate fees to:

MAPPA,
P.O. Box 609,
Linkwood, MD 21835-0609

mdamericorpsfellow@yahoo.com
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MAPPA - Maryland Association of
Prevention Professionals and
Advocates
P. O. Box 609
Linkwood, Maryland
21835-0609
mdamericorpsfellow@yahoo.com
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Why Become Certified?

Certification marks the professionals who are specialists in the field.

•Certified professionals are recognized in state and national insurance legislation
and in Federal Department of Transportation regulations.

•Opportunity for peer networking, involvement and impact through MAPPA
sponsored education conferences and committee work.

•Certification increases professionalism of the field.

•Employers may use the credential as a basis for hiring and advancement.

•Some employers are requesting or requiring certification upon employment.

•Freedom to move to another state within the International Certification and
Reciprocity Consortium and be granted the state's credential license.  Click here
for additional details for reciprocity.

•Recourse for the client who may have been treated incompetently or unethically
by a certified professional.

MAPPA has three levels of certification:

Certified Prevention Professional (CPP): This classification is for the
professional who has a number of years of experience in the field and typically
functions at the supervisory level, supervising or administering multiple prevention
projects or programs. This professional uses specific knowledge and skills to guide
the work of others for the purpose of precluding or reducing problems caused by
the use of alcohol and other drugs. This is a Maryland specific credential that
meets and exceeds the international standards for CPS
and is recognized throughout the world via reciprocity at the CPS level.

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS): This classification is for the professional
who facilitates and promotes positive growth in self, specific populations (i.e.
groups at risk developing drug and alcohol problems), and the community at large.
This professional uses specific knowledge and skills to design, implement and
evaluate programs aimed at precluding or reducing problems caused by the use of
alcohol and other drugs. This is an international credential that is recognized
throughout the world via reciprocity.

Associate Prevention Specialist (APS): This classification is for the beginning
professional or community person who is learning prevention skills or facilitates
and promotes positive growth in self, with specific populations (i.e. after-school
programs, church youth groups, etc.). This individual uses specific knowledge and
skills to provide programs aimed at precluding or reducing problems caused by the
use of alcohol and other drugs. This is not an international credential and is not
recognized by the IC&RC as reciprocal.  

To prepare for the IC&RC Exam required for CPP and CPS individuals may obtain
Prevention Candidate Guides, Study Guides and Role Delineation Studies through
the
IC&RC Website.  

To apply to take the IC&RC/AODA Prevention exam email MAPPA at
mdamericorpsfellow@yahoo.com and let them know you are applying to take
the Prevention exam. Candidates who do not pass the exam must follow the same
procedures again to re-take the test.