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Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) application changes

The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) has announced several important updates:

Application changes 

  • Affidavit of Attendance Forms are being phased out. Until Sunday, June 30, PSCBW will only accept six (6) CEHs for initial CPP applicants, and four (4) CEHs for CPP renewals & recertifications submitted using affidavits. As of Monday, July 1, Affidavit of Attendance Forms will no longer be accepted.
  • As of Monday, July 1, all CEHs completed at single-day and multi-day conferences individual keynote(s)/workshop(s) must be documented separately. Submissions must include official attendance verification certificates/letters, program schedules that include the number of hours attended, keynotes/workshops content descriptions and presenter(s). The sessions attended must be clearly highlighted or marked. Those sessions will be documented on a worksheet for category assignments.
  • As of Monday, July 1, a minimum of five (5) CEHs in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) education/training must be completed and categorized under general prevention education.
  • With the exception of a non-digital signature, handwritten application forms will no longer be accepted.
  • Always download current application forms from the Forms Master List

Website updates

  • Visit our website regularly for important updates, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and our search bar. It should be the first place to visit before contacting us.
  • PSCBW invites you to attend its virtual, monthly office hours to get answers to your questions. They are held on the 4th Monday of each month, from 4-5 p.m. Registration is required. Register on PSCBW's website home page


Become part of PSCBW's team and help to promote the professional standards of our prevention credentialing. Candidates must hold their CPP credential for a minimum of six (6) months and is in good standing with PSCBW. See the Currently Certified CPPs List in Good Standing on our website. Submit interest/questions via the Contact Us webpage and/or during PSBW's monthly office hours. Twelve CEHs per two-year certification period can be earned in general prevention education for being a director of PSCBW.