New JTA for PS
On May 1, 2013, IC&RC announced the completion of a new Job Task Analysis (JTA) for the Prevention Specialist. A JTA 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 updated Prevention Specialist Job Task Analysis, which includes new domains, will be used to develop a new examination to be administered for the first time on December 13, 2013 by IC&RC member boards. To learn more, download the Announcement.
New PS Domains
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 students 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.
NEW PS Candidate Guide: Candidates preparing to take the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Examination on or after December 13, 2013 should use the NEW Prevention Specialist Candidate Guide. This Guide reflects the updated examination content as determined by the 2013 Prevention Specialist Job Analysis.
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 resources 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
There is also a brochure released September 2012, "Prevention Specialist: A Credential for Your Career & Your Community."