Certified Recovery Specialist Training

We’re sorry, the March training is now full. If you would like to join a future CRS Training, please complete and submit the application below. The next training will be held in the summer of 2019, dates TBD.

The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) credential qualifies drug and alcohol peers who are in recovery to help others move into and through the recovery process. The training is a 10-week program at the end of which participants will be required to take an exam. Those who complete all ten courses and pass the exam will receive a certification that will make them eligible for employment as a Certified Recovery Specialist.

As a Certified Recovery Specialist, an individual accepts and agrees that his/her experience as a person in recovery from a substance use condition will be known by their colleagues, persons served, and others with whom he/she may share that they have achieved this credential. Additionally a person with lived experience must attest that he/she has personal recovery experience, in a continuous manner, for a minimum of 18 months to be eligible for the CRS credential.

This program is sponsored by THE COUNCIL ON CHEMICAL ABUSE (COCA) and trainings are provided by the PENNSYLVANIA RECOVERY ORGANIZATION ALLIANCE (PRO-A).

WHERE: EASY DOES IT INC., 1300 Hilltop Road, Leesport PA 19533

WHEN: Training will run from Saturday, March 9 to Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All trainings are held on Saturdays. The date for the exam is TBD. Click here for full list of trainings and dates in the series.

All individuals interested in attending the training series MUST be able to attend and complete ALL 10 training courses as well as the CRS Exam.  Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.

COSTS:

  1. Berks County Residents:
    • $10 for each day of Training ($100 for 10-week series, payable upon acceptance.)
    • $125 for the CRS Exam (Payable by May 11)
  2. Out of County Residents:
    • $20 for each day of Training ($200 for 10-week series, payable upon acceptance.)
    • $125 for the CRS Exam (Payable by May 11)

Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified as to whether you are accepted into the program. Once you have been accepted, you will receive information regarding payment. Payment is non-refundable.

Applicants must:

  • Complete COCA’s CRS Training Application form
  • Commit to attending all courses and exam
  • Be eligible to obtain a Certified Recovery Specialist certification from the PCB:
  • Have been in recovery for at least 18 months
  • Be able to provide evidence of a High School diploma, GED, or an official transcript from a college or university

Please fill out the application below. Please note that you can save your answers and finish at a later time by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking “Save and Continue Later”.

Prefer to mail or email the application? Download application here: COCA CERTIFIED RECOVERY SPECIALIST TRAINING.  Contact information is provided on the application form.

Certified Recovery Specialist Training Application

This application is designed to prepare the individual for the Pennsylvania Certification Board’s (PCB) credential of Certified Recovery Specialist. It is important to understand that by obtaining this credential, you are disclosing to your community, co-workers, and potential clients that you are in long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. There are no wrong answers so please complete the following questions honestly and thoughtfully. You can stop at any time and save this form to finish at a later time by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking on "Save and Continue Later"
    In order to be eligible for Certified Recovery Specialist credentials you must be in recovery for at least 18 months.
  • Employment Information

  • If no, all information will remain confidential
  • By checking this box, I am confirming that I understand, meet and agree to all the criteria to participate in this training program. In addition, I fully intend to be present and an active participant in the Certified Recovery Specialist Training Program in its entirety. Responses to all questions on the application are my own and truthful to the best of my knowledge.
  • COCA Application Questions

    There are no wrong answers so please complete the following questions honestly and thoughtfully. You can save your answers and continue at a later time by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking the "Save & Continue" button.

Translate »