International Certified Prevention Specialist (ICPS)

International Certified Prevention Specialist (ICPS)

  • The ICPS sets the professional standard of competency for those providing
    prevention related services relating to substance use.
  • 80 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) conducted by university professors as well as
    Master Trainers
  • Potential 3 credits course, transferable to the EPGDAPS and EMAPS
  • Sessions include physiology and pharmacology of addiction, epidemiology of substance use, strategic prevention framework, prevention related theories, international standards on prevention of substance use, ethics of prevention specialists, evidence-based prevention interventions in various settings and monitoring and evaluation.



  • Individuals in the helping field who deal with persons with substance use disorders
  • Individuals working in the field of addiction but wish to enhance their knowledge and skills by gaining a professional qualification
  • Psychologists, health nurses, counselors, managers and administrative staff of treatment centres, social workers, recovery coaches, peer educators, school teachers, youth leaders, volunteers and staff in the addiction related field and civil societies

Emeritus Addiction Studies partners world class universities and professional organisations in implementing executive post graduate diploma and master degree courses in addiction studies.

Contact Us

Emeritus Addiction Studies,
D6­3, Plaza Jaya Muda,
Jalan Pelanduk Putih, Off Jalan Ong Kim Wee,
75300 Melaka, Malaysia.