To apply for certification to become a CRS, individuals must meet the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requirements which include:
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.
Dates: Saturdays, January 25 through April 4, 2020 (no class March 28) from 9:15 am – 3:45 pm. Cost: $995 (includes all required study materials)* Participants are asked to bring their own bag lunch. Exam: The PA Cert Board requires candidates to complete the CRS exam application. The cost of the exam is $125 payable directly to the Board with the application and requisite documents. Location: Penn State Scranton – Business Building Room 118 – 120 Ridge View Drive Dunmore, PA 18512. This location will receive live feed via Zoom. Instructors will travel between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Campuses. Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.