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Important Changes to the Requirements for the CRS Credential

The PA Certification Board has recently announced changes to the requirements for individuals to acheive the CRS credential.  To be eligible for the credentail, individuals must be in recovery from a substance use condition, and must attest to having continuous lived recovery experience for a minimum of 18 months.  Please see the link to the CRS Application below for more information.

From the Updated PCB CRS Application: The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) credential is for drug and alcohol peers in recovery who have been trained to help others move into and through the recovery process. As a CRS, 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 CRS will follow the Code of Ethical Conduct outlined in this application. A person with lived experience must attest that he/she has personal, lived recovery experience in a continuous manner for a minimum of 18 months to be eligible for the CRS credential.

 

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