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    August 31, 2017
    Certified Recovery Specialist Certificate Program            
    Course Details
    The CRS credential is certified by the pa certification board (PCB) which offers voluntary state-level credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals. This training program provides participants with the required hours of education to apply for the CRS credential. Training consists of the following topics: recovery management (18 hrs), education & advocacy (12 hrs), professional ethics & responsibility (6 hrs), confidentiality (6 hrs), relevant to field of addiction (12 hrs).

      BB H 5008 - 001 Certified Recovery Specialist Certificate Program                 
      2017-18 - Fall 2017                                                                                  Status:  Available
    CLASS:     09 Sep 2017 to 11 Nov 2017
    Course Fee(s):
    Registration Fee non-credit    $995.00
                Section Notes:  
    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
    • 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 

    Saturdays; September 9 – November 11, 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  (No class on October 21st)
    There is a voluntary Exam Prep Session on Saturday December 2 from 1-4 pm.
    Student must meet on ALL dates to meet the requirements of this program.

    Registration deadline Sept 1st.

    If you have questions about our programs, if this session is full, or the registration deadline is over and you would like to register, contact us at 570-268-7778 or email psnortherntier@psu.edu.


    Donna Yale, Education Program Associate
    (570) 268-7778