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Certified Prevention Professional


TARP - ACTTC provides credentialing services to become a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP).

The program to become a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) is 250 hours.

Distance Learning Courses include all of the instructions needed for completion. Materials are sent via e-mail, US Postal Service, or fax within 24 hours of payment clearance by PayPal.

Pricing: Our Distance Learning Courses are priced at ten dollars per clock hour. As a result, a course worth three clock hours costs thirty dollars. You can purchase individual courses or an entire curriculum.

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CPP - Certified Prevention Professional - 250 Hour Curriculum:

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SECTION I - Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse at All Age Levels and Among People of Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures (minimum 85 Clock Hours)

1.1) An Overview of the Twelve Steps and Mutual Aid Groups (3 hours)


1.2) An Overview of Counseling the MICA Client (3 hours)


1.3) Working with the African American Client in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (12 hours)

1.4) Working with the Latino Client in Alcohol Other Drug Counseling (12 hours)


1.5) Counseling Therapies and Techniques (14 hours)


1.6) Definition and Description of Various Treatment Modalities (16 hours)


1.7) Problem Gambling Knowledge and Education (10 hours)


1.8) AOD Prevention Counseling for the Criminal Justice Client (16 hours)

SECTION II - Prevention Specific and Related to the Five Performance Domains (Areas of Professional Expertise) (minimum 60 Clock Hours)

2.1) AOD Prevention Counseling for the Criminal Justice Client (12 hours)


2.2) Community Organization and Activism to Prevent AOD Abuse (25 hours)


2.3) Evaluation and Planning to Promote Safe and Drug Free Schools (25 hours)

SECTION III - Professional Development and Ethical Responsibilities (minimum 45 Clock Hours, including a Minimum of 12 Clock Hours Focused on Individual and Program Ethics

3.1) Addiction Counselors Ethics (7 hours - REQUIRED)


3.2) Detailed Review, Discussion and Explanation of the Prevention Practitioners (CPP/CPS) Canon of Ethical Principles (8 hours - REQUIRED)


3.3) Confidentiality in the AOD Treatment Setting (14 hours)


3.4) Counselor Wellness (14 hours)


3.5) Overview of Counselor and Client Relationships (3 hours)

SECTION IV - Prevention Principles and Practicies and the Services Continuum (minimum 60 Clock Hours)

4.1) Addiction: A Family Disease - Counseling for the Significant Other (12 hours)


4.2) Group Counseling for AOD Counseling Theories and Techniques (21 hours)


4.3) Relapse and Relapse Prevention (20 hours)


4.4) Therapeutic Communication (16 hours)



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