Sober College School of Addiction Studies is an Approved Education Provider in Missouri through the Missouri Substance Abuse Counselors Certification Board, Inc. (MSACCB). With our online counselor training programs, you can earn all the education you need except for 6 hours of live ethics that will have to be completed in a classroom or training setting. With our MSACCB approved curriculum you will be well on your way to becoming a Certified Reciprocal Prevention Specialist (CRPS) in Missouri. Below are the requirements to become a Certified Reciprocal Prevention Specialist in Missouri.
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Criteria for Certified Reciprocal Prevention Specialist (CRPS)
- Completion of Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) – Contact ACT Missouri at 573-635-6669 for information about attending this training.
- HS Diploma/GED & 4000 hours prevention work experience within last 10 years or
- Bachelor Degree (Higher) & 2000 hours prevention work experience within last 10 years
- Degree must be from a college or university found in the US Dept. of Education’s database of accredited schools. The database can be found at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
- 120 Performing Hours of Supervised Practicum in the 6 IC&RC prevention domains with a minimum of 10 performing hours in each domain
- 120 Total Contact Hours of Education relating to the 6 IC&RC prevention domains. Within the 120 hours, there are some specific requirements including:
- 6 contact hours of live prevention ethics (not online or home study)
- 24 contact hours of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug prevention training
- 20 hours of the 120 hours must have been obtained in the 12 months prior to applying
- Pass the IC&RC International Prevention Specialist Examination