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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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