Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) Training
This 78 hour training is designed by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) and meets the education requirements for certification in this specialized behavioral health field.
- Training starts: December 2, 2023 to February 17, 2024
- Course runs: Saturday | 9am to 3pm
- Cost: $955.00 plus a one-time $20 administrative fee*
*Funding is available for the CRS training through the PA CAREERLINK® BERKS COUNTY and through RACC’s Career Program Scholarship for those who qualify.
What is CRS/CFRS Training?
This training is for professionals who are interested in applying for the Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) and/or the Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB). While most concepts apply to both certifications, there will be times where it is noted/called out for differences/additions. The main purpose of certification is public protection: to ensure individuals are not harmed in any way while receiving recovery support services. Once certified, Recovery Specialists are held to a Code of Ethics. While the credential is active, the Code must always be adhered to – even if the Recovery Specialist is no longer providing recovery support services.
The Recovery Specialist is an individual with personal, lived experience of their own recovery. By offering insight into the recovery process, Recovery Specialists are able to share a unique perspective with those with similar life experiences. Recovery Specialists accept and agree that their experience as a person in recovery from a substance use disorder will be known by their colleagues, individuals served, and others with whom they may share that they have achieved this credential. The Recovery Specialist is a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator. Recovery Specialists advocate for the individual, the recovery system and recovery-oriented services, and assist to identify and reduce stigma. Recovery Specialists advocate to eliminate barriers, increase natural supports, and build community. Services provided by the Recovery Specialist substantially improve an individual’s and a family’s ability to sustain recovery and wellness.
Want To Learn More?
- Certified Recovery Specialist Training Program Guide - PDF
- To obtain more information, contact Auria Bradley at 610-372-4721 x5120
- Ready to apply? Start your application here
- Interested in the CRS program or any of the Career Training courses? Complete this interest form and we will be in touch with you soon