A prevention specialist is a behavioral health professional who has demonstrated competency in Prevention Specific Education Areas, and who provides services that help individuals, families and communities to develop the capacities needed to achieve behavioral health and wellness. Prevention specialists deliver evidence-based prevention programming in a variety of settings including schools, workplaces, health care centers, community organizations, and prevention coalitions.
OhioMHAS, OSET and OCAM Coaches have developed this free on-line practice exam to help those working in the field of prevention prepare for and pass the Ohio Prevention Specialist Certification Exam. This on-line practice exam was developed as a resource to help eliminate financial barriers, test anxieties and to help prepare Ohioans as they further their educational and professional goals in the prevention field. This on-line exam has 50 questions that are based on the 6 Prevention Specific Education Areas. There is no time limit, and scores will be available immediately following the examination process.
Domain I: Planning & EvaluationDomain II: Prevention Education & Service DeliveryDomain III: CommunicationDomain IV: Community OrganizationDomain V: Public Policy & Environmental ChangeDomain VI: Professional Growth & Responsibility
Resources and Study Guides are also available to help provide information on the examination, its content guidelines, sample questions, and examination reference lists.
2014 Candidate's Guide to the Prevention (PS) Exam
Rhode Island Prevention Specialist Certification: Study Guide for the Certification Exam
OhioMHAS, OSET and OCAM would like to acknowledge the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service’s: STUDYING FOR SUCCESS, Preparing for and Passing the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Exam as guidance in creating this on-line exam.
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