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Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) Training


The Council of Southeast PA, Inc., 4459 W. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18902

Dates and Times

April 30 - May 4, 2018,  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 14 - May 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Training Fee

$995.00 per person - SPACE IS LIMITED 

The Council is proud to offer a 60 hour training package designed to meet the educational requirements to qualify for the Certified Family Recovery Specialist(CFRS) This training prepares individuals to assist families move into and through the recovery process.

In November 2017, the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) announced the creation of the Certified Family Recovery Specialist Certification.  This credential is for adults who have been directly impacted by another person's substance use disorder.  The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services. 

This training program meets the PCB requirements for credentialing by providing the following educational requirements:

Education: 60 hours of training/education

  • 24 hours in Family Recovery and Wellness
  • 12 hours in Advocacy and Support
  • 6 hours in Professional Ethics
  • 6 hours in Confidentiality
  • 12 hours specific to substance use disorder

Why Choose The Council for CFRS Training?

Not only was The Council the first to offer the required 54 hours of Certified Recovery Specialists training in a convenient and cohesive package, but it backs up its training with real-world experience. Council staff have years of extensive experience providing peer-based recovery support services and our staff and volunteers were among the first in PA to achieve CRS certification. You will benefit from the expertise gained through years of experience in designing and delivering CRS and other recovery-oriented services. Training modules are delivered by a diverse group of staff members, giving you various perspectives on the peer-based recvoery support role.

To register, complete and submit the form below.
Please note that your registration will not be confirmed until receipt of payment.

Payment Instructions

To pay by check, mail to: The Council of SEPA, Inc., 4459 W. Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18902, ATTN: CFRS Training.  To pay by credit card, go to the Education & Training section of our Shopping Cart, choose Certified Family Recovery Support Training Spring 2018 and follow instructions. 

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