Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) Bloomington, March 2018 – SOLD OUT

This training is now full. Please visit our events page to see other available training dates.


March 13, 2018 – March 16, 2018
8:00 am – 4:30 pm


Hilton Garden Inn
5140 American Blvd West
Bloomington, MN 55437


What is SAPST?
The Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) is a foundational course of study. It is grounded in current research and designed to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the prevention field. The SAPST is a 40-hour training (including a pre-training, online session).

Who is SAPST for?

SAPST is meant for entry-level prevention professionals and those working in related fields such as public health, education, law enforcement, youth work, faith communities,  and healthcare. This course is also applicable to members of coalitions working to improve community health.

What does SAPST provide?

  • Knowledge and skills to implement effective, data-driven prevention programs, practices, and policies that reduce health disparities and improve wellness.
  • A certificate for 31 hours of participation eligible for the Certified Prevention Professional credential.

This training is sponsored by the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 31 total Category I continuing education contact hours. There are no advanced-level CECH available from this training.


$250 – includes SAPST manual and breakfast, lunch and snacks each training day
Not included: evening meals, hotel, transportation, or fees associated with applying for and submitting the CPP certificate

Refund Policy

All refunds will be charged a 10%  ($25) administrative fee for refunds. Refunds will issued up to 7 days before the training.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn for this event. Click here to reserve your room.


Esha Seth, Events Coordinator
Phone: 651-646-3005 ext. 328

Meet the Trainers

Sean Culhane, MS, Regional ATOD Prevention Coordinator
Jenilee Telander, CPP, Regional ATOD Prevention Coordinator
Laura Bennett, CPPR, Regional ATOD Prevention Coordinator







Don’t miss Ethics in Prevention, April 10, 2018 in Bloomington, MN!