The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) assists others in recovery from substance use disorders. Those with direct experience in addiction and recovery are welcome to register for this program.
Saturdays, January 11–March 14, 2020 (inclement weather make-up date, March 21)
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Penn State York
Room 107, M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center
$995 (includes all program materials*)
* A separate fee of $125 for the CRS Application review and CRS Exam is payable directly to the Pennsylvania Certification Board. The CRS exam is proctored about 6 weeks after the last class.
The program is designed to meet the current educational requirements for the CRS credentials as set forth by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB):
- Recovery Management: 18 hours
- Education and Advocacy: 12 hours
- Professional Ethics and Responsibility: 6 hours
- Confidentiality: 6 hours
- Relevant to Field of Addiction: 12 hours
Foundations of Recovery
Message and Media
Science and Trauma
CRS Exam Prep Session
This program provides participants with the required hours of education to apply for the CRS credential. Please note that Penn State York/Council of Southeast Pennsylvania is the education provider only and our training is one part of the larger process to become a successful CRS.
For individuals to become a CRS, they must meet the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requirements which include:
- High school diploma or GED
- Successful completion of the Certified Recovery Specialist 54-Hour Training Program
- 18 months of sustained personal lived recovery
- Successful completion of the Pennsylvania Certification Board CRS exam
- Signing of an ethical code of conduct
The test will be held April 13, 2020, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in Room 108, M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center.
For program questions, please contact:
The Council and Penn State York are approved providers with the Pennsylvania Certification Board. The PCB offers many certifications and for more information on their programs please visit them on the web: https://www.pacertboard.org/
The Council's information, intervention, and recovery support line is 800-221-6333.