250-HOUR CPP (CREDENTIALED PREVENTION PROFESSIONAL) AND 120-HOUR CPS (CREDENTIALED PREVENTION SPECIALIST)
The CPP/CPS program is designed to provide students with the 250 CPP hours and the 120 CPS hours of education required to receive the CPP or CPS certificate. The CPP and CPS are intended for individuals who provide alcohol and substance abuse PREVENTION services in approved work settings. This certification should be considered by individuals whose work experience is based on a comprehensive, multi-dimensional prevention services approach which includes the following five performance domains: Planning and Evaluation; Education and Skill Development; Community Organization; Public and Organizational Policy; Professional Growth and Responsibility.
Courses are taught by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare and addictions professionals.
Days and Times:
Each training session is held on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm until 9:00pm.
Although an internship is not required to obtain a CASAC, included in ACCA’s program is fifty (50) hours of internship to be completed in the second half of coursework.
Each student will be required to fill out an application and submit an essay upon entering the program. A mid-term exam and a final exam are administered as part of the program. Each student must receive a 75% or higher on each exam in order to complete the course.
Certificates of Completion:
Each student will receive a certificate stating completion of each individual training session. All completed coursework must be paid in full prior to issuance of a certificate.
All classes will take place at ACCA’s Community Education Building, conveniently located at 90 McCarty Avenue, Albany, NY, ¼ mile off of I-787, Exit 2 and the NYS Thruway, Exit 23.