Certified Recovery Specialist Program

Certified Recovery Specialist Program

Certified Recovery Specialist Program (54 Hours)

The Certified Recovery Specialist is a 54-hour, peer support program designed to meet the current educational requirements for the CRS credentials set forth by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB). Participants will receive education in Education and Advocacy, Recovery Management, Confidentiality, Professional Ethics and Responsibility, and Addiction.

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

  • 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, February 17 - April 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $995 + exam fee (see below) *

Register here for Certified Recovery Specialist Program

Exam Information

The PA Certification Board requires candidates to complete the CRS exam application. The cost of the exam is $125, payable directly to the PCB with the application and required documents.

For more information, or to register by phone, please call our office at 724-773-3700.

* Cancellations and Refunds

Payment is due upon registration. Registration cancellations with a full refund will be accepted until one week prior to the first class. After that, the individual may be held responsible for registration and fees. The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.