Who We Are



Welcome to the official website of the Arkansas Prevention Certification Board!

As the only prevention certification board in Arkansas, we are committed to providing support, networking opportunities, advanced training and certification of professional competency for our Candidates to assist them in becoming more effective Preventionist.

Contact us for more information, questions and suggestions, including ways we can improve our website.

Thank you for visiting our website,

Jessica Hestand
APCB Administrator



Arkansas recognizes the concept that prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse, misuse, abuse and prevention of other behaviors harmful to human beings is a specialty requiring service delivery by a competent and professional individual. From this ideal, Arkansas Prevention Certification was created.

The Arkansas Prevention Certification Board ( APCB ) oversees and evaluates the certification process for the state of Arkansas. APCB believes all individuals working in the field of prevention have a responsibility to the general public, their clientele, their employers and themselves to be positive role models.

International Recognition

APCB is a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium ( IC&RC ). Its members include local boards in the United States, Canada, Sweden, Germany and Bermuda, Greece, Puerto Rico, Malaysia and Singapore. The IC&RC is a voluntary organization of certifying bodies which awards administrative reciprocity to prevention professionals who have fulfilled the certification requirements of its members.