Certified Recovery Specialist Program

Certified Recovery Specialist Program

Certified Recovery Specialist Program (54 Hours)

Do you have a history of addiction recovery and want to help others?

Learn more about the Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) training program at our upcoming information session.

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Place: Penn State Beaver Student Union Building Room 16, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061

Registration is not required for the information session.

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 :

  • Recovery Management (18 Hours)
  • Education and Advocacy (12 Hours)
  • Professional Ethics and Responsibility (6 Hours)
  • Confidentiality (6 Hours)
  • Relevant to the Field of Addiction (12 Hours)

Please note that Penn State Beaver is the education provider only and our training is one part of the larger process to become a successful CRS. Participants must meet all of the other requirements before being certified.

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

Fall 2018 - Two Locations

Penn State Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Dates: Saturdays, September 8 through November 3, 2018

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

Cost: $995 (includes required materials)

Register for the Certified Recovery Specialist Program, Beaver Campus

 

Penn State Shenango
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

Dates: Saturdays, October 6 through December 15, 2018

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

Cost: $995 (includes required materials)

Register for the Certified Recovery Specialist Program, Shenango Campus

* 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 if you need assistance registering, contact Jill Valentine, jak249@psu.edu, 724-773-3765.

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.