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Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board
P.O. Box 1250, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1250
573-751-9211, fax: 573-522-2073


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Missouri Substance Abuse Professional
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July 2, 2014

Dear MSAPCB Professionals:

It is with great anticipation and excitement that the Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board (MSAPCB) announces our move to a new location!

For many years MSAPCB has been housed in the Missouri Department of Mental Health.  However, as our organization continues to flourish, the Board decided it was time to move toward greater independence.  The projected moving date is September 22, 2014.  Details surrounding our new location are being finalized.  

It is with sincere gratitude that we thank the Department of Mental Health (DMH) for their years of support. MSAPCB looks forward to maintaining our relationship with DMH as we continue to expand upon the solid foundation we have cultivated in service to our counselors and community. 

MSAPCB will continue to provide the same high quality services on which we have built our reputation and this internal change will in no way affect our counselors’ applications, renewals or trainings.  Additional announcements will follow in the upcoming weeks.


Clif Johnson
MSAPCB President


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Please Note: MRSS & MRSS-P applications received in the MSAPCB office after December 31, 2013 must include 6 hours of “live” ethics training.

New Prevention Specialist Examination

The examination reflects a shift in the Prevention field from being strictly Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) to a broader scope encompassing aspects of mental, emotional, and behavioral health. This shift has also been reflected in the new Prevention Specialist standards.

Information about the new standards and Candidate Guide for the Prevention Specialist Credential can be found below.

2,000 or 4,000 hours of Prevention experience across the 6 domains.
· HS Diploma/GED & 4000 hours prevention work experience within last 10 years or
· Bachelor Degree (Higher) & 2000 hours prevention work experience within last 10 years
Degree must be from a college or university found in the US Dept. of
Education’s database of accredited schools. The database can be found at

Education:  120 total hours across all 6 domains of which 24 hours must be ATOD specific with 6 hours of Prevention Ethics.                                

120 hours specific to the 6 domains with 10 hours in each domain. 

Examination: Candidates must pass the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Prevention Specialist Examination.  

Code of ethics: 
Applicants must sign a Prevention specific code of ethics statement.

Recertification:  40 hours of continuing education across the prevention domains every two years.

The New Prevention Specialist Candidate Guide can be located at the Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board (MSAPCB) website:


The Missouri Substance Abuse Professional Credentialing Board (MSAPCB) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1977 from the (then) Missouri Association of Alcoholism Counselors for the purpose of providing a recognized credential for qualified professionals working in the field of substance use disorders.
MSAPCB is a proud member of IC&RC, which protects the public by establishing standards and facilitating reciprocity for the credentialing of addiction-related professionals.  The largest organization of its kind, IC&RC represents more than 40,000 professionals worldwide. The IC&RC web address is

The MSAPCB operates with a minimum of twelve board members, five of whom are nominated and appointed representatives, one from five established regions in the State. In addition, the MSAPCB currently employs three full time staff employees.