|MAPPA Prevention Certification / Re-Certification
|Please submit all forms, required documents and appropriate fees to:
P.O. Box 609,
Linkwood, MD 21835-0609
•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
•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
•Some employers are requesting or requiring certification upon
•Freedom to move to another state within the International
Certification and Reciprocity Consortium and be granted the state's
•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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|MAPPA CERTIFICATION APPLICATION & PROCEDURES
MAPPA Re-Certification Policies (.pdf file)
Certification / Re-Certification Fees
Application for Re-Certification / Upgrade Information (.pdf file)
Request for Approval of CEUs (.pdf file)
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