OCPSA - Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant Series

Individuals with an OCPSA certification may engage in the practice of alcohol and other drug prevention services under supervision. To obtain this certification, individuals must have at least 45 hours of prevention related education of which fifty percent shall have been obtained within the last two years. The required content areas with the specific contact hours are as follows:

  • Foundation in chemical dependency use/abuse/dependency (3 hours)
  • Foundation in prevention of alcohol and other drug use/abuse/dependency (6 hours)
  • Domain I: planning and evaluation (3 hours)
  • Domain II: education and skill development (3 hours)
  • Domain III: community organization (3 hours)
  • Domain IV: public policy and environmental change (3 hours)
  • Domain V: professional growth and responsibility (6 hours)
  • Prevention specific ethics education (3 hours)
  • Cultural competency (3 hours)
  • The remaining hours may be distributed among these areas at the applicant's discretion.

In addition to the education requirements, individuals must also have at least one hundred hours of compensated or volunteer work, field placement, intern, or practicum experience in alcohol and other drug prevention services.

For a complete list of requirements for each Phase of the certification, visit Ohio Chemical Dependency Board.


How can Talbert House help?

Talbert House's ITD offers a OCPSA Series. This series matches 45 hours, 9 specific educational area requirements from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board. 

These trainings occur at Talbert House Executive Offices, 2600 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206.


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If you register for the whole OCPSA series, the total cost will be reduced from $750 to $575. Sign up for each training individually, enter promo code PREVEXT and an invoice will be manually created and sent to you. Payment will be accepted by cash, check, or credit card in full or with payments. For payment instructions, see FAQs.

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