Monday, March 26 to Friday, April 5, 2018


State- and local-level substance abuse prevention practitioners in the Southeast region


This moderated online course addresses the role and application of ethics in substance abuse prevention. Using cases and interactive activities, participants will explore the six standards in the Prevention Code of Ethics and learn to use a 4-step decision-making process to assess, address, and evaluate a range of ethical issues. In addition, five discussion forums, facilitated by an experienced course moderator, provide opportunities for participants to apply lessons learned.

What Does Participation Entail?

  • Logging on to the course Web site at least once a day, at your convenience
  • Reviewing course materials
  • Completing online activities designed to help you apply what you have learned
  • Participating in moderated, Web-based discussions (i.e., responding to discussion questions, reviewing the responses of fellow participants, and responding to at least one of their comments)

Course Schedule 

Week 1:

Monday (Complete by end of the day): Module 1 & Learning Forum I

Wednesday (Complete by end of the day): Module 2 & Learning Forum II

Friday (Complete by end of the day): Module 2 & Learning Forum III


Week 2:

Wednesday (Complete by end of the day): Module 3 & Learning Forum IV

Friday (Complete by end of the day): Module 4 & Learning Forum V

* A more detailed schedule will be distributed the week before the course begins. Space is limited to 45 participants.



This course has been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Individuals who receive a passing grade on the course self-assessment (80% correct) and participate fully in the online discussion forum will receive a certificate for six hours of participation.




Please contact Akwasi Asante-bio ( for technical questions and Isha Fleming ( with other questions.



Please register here by March 21, 2018.