Prevention Specialist

Prevention specialists work in a variety of settings, utilize a combination of accepted strategies, and recognize the need to assure quality services to consumers.

The Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals has designated this credentialing system which evaluates competency and grants recognition only to those who meet specified minimum standards. It certifies the functions, responsibilities, knowledge, and skill base required by prevention professionals in the performance of their jobs.

In creating this system, MAAP attempted to ensure a broad representation of the prevention disciplines. There has been a new emphasis on prevention in health care, and we are in an era of growth and change, which provides a time for unification and which requires definition.