Do you have a history of addiction recovery and want to help others?
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 continuous months 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
Penn State Shenango
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146
Dates: Saturdays, April 25 through June 27, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $995.00* (includes required materials)
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.
*A student may qualify for financial assistance if he or she is unemployed, underemployed or a dislocated worker. Please contact your local Pennsylvania CareerLink office to determine your eligibility.
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.