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NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. is an approved provider for the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ) and the New Jersey Department of Education/Professional Development (Provider #1417). We offer several courses for the Certified Prevention Specialist and Recertification. These courses have been approved for license and certification renewal for LCADC, CADC, MFT, MFT-Permit, LPC, LAC, LRC, and re-certification for all certifications issued by The Certification Board.

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Training and Workforce Development Initiative was created to enhance and diversify New Jersey's addiction workforce. One of the goals of the program is to increase credentialed professional staff employed at substance abuse prevention agencies by offering Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) training opportunities. There is a new process to follow in order to attend CPS classes for free (even here). The New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) Scholarships for Becoming a Certified Prevention Specialists. For more information, click here now.

Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the CPS Education Manual published by The Certification Board of New Jersey.

Time and Location
Classes run from 9 am to 4 pm and are held at one of two locations:


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NCADD of Middlesex County
152 Tices Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816


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Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Drive
Sayreville NJ 08872

If you are applying for a scholarship, you may download the NJPN Tuition Support Application.

To register for a course and pay by check, PO, or credit card, click the "Pay by check or PO" button below.  This will take you through the registration process. Once you have completed filling out the registration forms, you may send your check payable to NCADD of Middlesex County or you can call Lissette Mejia-Bacharde at 732-254-3344 ext. 114 to submit payment by credit card.  Checks should be mailed to:  NCADD of Middlesex County, 152 Tices Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

If you are doing a scholarship registration, click the scholarship button below and complete the registration forms.


CPS Courses and Pricing

P101 Prevention Program Planning & Assessment
Instructor: Helen Varvi, M. Ed., CPS
Location: NCADD
Class hours: 9am - 4pm

Nov 4 $60.00
P102 Prevention Activities and Methods
Instructor: Helen Varvi, M. Ed., CPS
Location: NCADD
Class hours: 9am - 4pm

Nov 18 $60.00
REC Integration of 12 Steps and 12 Traditions with Evidence-Based Practices
Instructor: Jan Krolack, LPC, LCADC, ACS, CCS
Location: Fire Academy
Class hours: 9am - 4pm

Nov 19 $60.00
P103 Program Design
Instructor: Heather Ward, MSW, LSW, CPS
Location: NCADD
Class hours: 9am - 4pm

Dec 2 $60.00
REC An Ounce of Prevention: Motivational Interviewing & Relapse Prevention
Instructor: John Leadem, LCSW, CSAT-S, CMAT
Location: Fire Academy
Class hours: 9am - 4pm

Dec 17 $60.00
REC Taking the Drama Out of Trauma
Instructor: Judeth Forlenza Wesley RN, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CPS
Location: Fire Academy
Class hours: 9am - 4pm

Jan 21 $60.00


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