New JA for PS
In May of 2013, IC&RC announced the completion of a new Job Analysis (JA) for the Prevention Specialist. A JA is the methodical process of determining what elements of practice and knowledge are important to assess as part of a certification examination and serves as the blueprint for the examination.
The new examination based on the updated Prevention Specialist Job Analysis was administered for the first time on December 13, 2013.
To learn more, about the content of the new Prevention Specialist Job Analysis, download the announcement below:
NEW IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam Announcement.
1. Planning and Evaluation
2. Prevention Education and Service Delivery
4. Community Organization
5. Public Policy and Environmental Change
6. Professional Growth and Responsibility
As a service to the profession, IC&RC provides a Prevention Specialist (PS) Candidate Guide for professionals preparing for examinations and their work in the field. IC&RC offers this resource free of charge and updates the publications on an ongoing basis.
As part of the certification process, IC&RC requires Prevention Specialists to sign a Code of Ethics. While Code of Ethics are determined by each individual member board, NAPPA's Code of Ethical Conduct for Prevention Professionals is a valuable resource for all Prevention Specialists.
IC&RC released a position paper, "Credentialing of Prevention Professionals Is a Critical Component to Implementing National Health Care Reform." This is a valuable addition to the White Paper, "Assuring Public Safety in the Delivery of Substance Abuse Prevention Services."
There is also a brochure released September 2012, "Prevention Specialist: A Credential for Your Career & Your Community."