Certified Recovery Specialist Program

Date 01/20/18 to 03/17/18
Location Penn State Wilkes-Barre Northern Tier Center, Towanda
Event URL http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/ce
Contact Email psnortherntier@psu.edu

Do you have a history of addictions recovery and want to help others? The 54-hour Certified Recovery Specialist is a Peer Support position formally recognized by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. Participants will receive education in Recovery Management, Education & Advocacy, Professional Ethics & Responsibility, Confidentiality, and Addictions.

To apply for certification to become a CRS, individuals must meet the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requirements which include:

  • A history of addictions recovery - must have a minimum of 18 months, in a continuous manner, of personal, lived recovery experience

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Successful completion of the Certified Recovery

    Specialist 54-Hour Training Program

  • Successful completion of the Pennsylvania

    Certification Board CRS exam

  • Sign an ethical code of conduct

Dates: Saturdays January 20th through March 17th from 9am - 4pm. There is a voluntary Exam Prep Session on Saturday, April 7th from 9am–12pm

Cost: $995 (includes required study materials)*

* Exam: The PA Cert Board requires candidates to complete the CRS exam application. The cost of the exam is $125 payable directly to the Board with the application and requisite documents.

Location: The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Northern Tier Center, Towanda, PA


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