Core Certification Training

We regularly offer key training that supports Prevention Specialist (re)certification. View our event calendar to register.

The EIP introduces the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics and provides an ethical decision-making model to assess, address, and evaluate a range of ethical issues.

CEHs:6.5 Prevention (IC&RC Prevention Specialist Domain 6)

Occurs: 1st week of the month in Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Nov, and Dec

Participants advance their understanding of the Prevention Code of Ethics, discuss ethical issues related to prevention topics, and practice applying the ethical decision-making model in real world situations.

CEHs:6.0 Prevention (IC&RC Prevention Specialist Domain 6)

Occurs: 1st week of the month in Jan, Mar, May, Jul, and Oct

The PST provides an overview of prevention’s underlying principles through 5 distinct 3-hour modules:1. Elements of Cultural Competency 2. Child and Adolescent Development -3. Risk and Protective Factors4. A Lifespan Approach to Prevention 5. Strategies for Strengthening Families.

CEHs: 18.0 Prevention (IC&RC Prevention Specialist Domains 1,2,4,5)

Occurs: 2nd week of the month, each month

The four-day SAPST is grounded in recent research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to cover topics from the public health approach to prevention through each step of the SPF.

CEHs: 26.0 Prevention (IC&RC Prevention Specialist Domains 1,2,4,5)

Occurs:3rd and 4th Tuesdays and Thursdays in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Additional Online Learning

Free online learning opportunities from other sources.

About Us

More About Texas Prevention Training

Who We Are

Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group (CARECG) administers the new Texas Prevention Training Services contract from Texas Health and Human Services Commission. We are committed to incorporating continuous quality improvements and adult learning best practices into the Texas Prevention Training (TPT) initiative. We aim to bring our core values to work, every day: Accountability, Community, Intentionality, Quality, Ownership and Social Justice. For more information about us, visit

What We Do

TPT brokers, coordinates, develops, and delivers training for substance (mis)use prevention providers in Texas. This includes: Core certification prevention training (e.g., Ethics in Prevention); Youth prevention curriculum trainings (e.g., Positive Action); Prevention competency trainings (e.g., Youth Mental Health First Aid); Annual Prevention Providers Meeting in June and Annual Prevention Directors Meeting in November; and the TPT scholarship program to allow students/interns/volunteers to attend prevention trainings.

Why We're Here

CARECG and our designated TPT staff members are committed to supporting and enhancing the capacity of the Texas substance use prevention workforce. Through partnerships with certified trainers, established curriculum developers, local subject matter experts, and Prevention Resource Centers, we aim to provide high quality training services for prevention providers across the state.

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Austin, Texas


Mon - Fri 8 AM - 5 PM CT