Additional Training for Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS)
To apply for certification to become a CFRS, individuals must meet the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requirements, which include:
- Total of 60 hours of training/education: 54 hours in Certified Recovery Specialist Training and 6 hours in Certified Family Recovery Specialist training
- Letters of Reference/Character: Applicants must submit three (3) letters of reference/character. Letters may not be from family members. Letters should show the impact the applicant has made to the field. They should also include how the applicant practices self-care, how they have developed boundaries and how they work with other families. The letters of reference/character must be from each of the following areas:
- Personal (1)
- Professional/Volunteer (1)
- Within recovery support services
- Statement of Lived Experience: Applicants must submit a written statement describing their experience navigating multiple systems; describing how their experience informs their work with other families, what resources they have accessed, and what family recovery means to them. Applicants should also describe how long they have considered themselves in recovery. Written statements must be a minimum of 1000 words.
The PA Certification Board requires candidates to complete the CRS exam application. The cost of the exam is $125 payable to the Board with the application and requisite documents.
Registration Requirements for CFRS
Participants must complete the 54-hour Certified Recovery Specialist Program in order to register for this CFRS training. Class will be delivered remotely via Zoom.
Dates: Tuesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Live virtual training via Zoom
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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.