CRS/ CFRS Training Interest Survey 2021
We are excited to be offering the CRS and CFRS Training series in 2021!!!
If you would like to register for the CRS/ CFRS training series taking place at Penn State Lehigh Valley beginning September 18th, 2021, go to this link:
If you are interested in registering for a CRS or CFRS Training in Southeast PA in an area that has NOT yet been scheduled, please fill out this form and we will contact you with dates, times locations, and registration details as soon as they are available.
The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) and Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) Training series are presented in several formats in various locations. You will be notified when trainings get scheduled and how to register.
Some training are sponsored and may have further specific criteria for eligibility in addition to the criteria below, such as county of residence or employment, etc.
The CRS and CFRS Credentials are certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB). The Council is a PCB-approved provider of education, offering the 78 hours of education required to apply for these credentials. More information on these and other credentials can be explored by visiting the PCB website at
Please note that The Council is NOT the certifying board, but will provide participants with certificates for hours of training completed that the participant then submits with their credentialing application to the PCB.
Certification for CRS requires candidates to currently have a minimum of 18 months continuous lived recovery experience, and to provide a copy of a High School Diploma, GED, or college transcripts, complete an application, sign an ethics agreement, and pass a multiple choice exam.
Certification for CFRS requires that candidates have a history of lived experience of being directly impacted by a family member or loved one's substance use disorder, provide a copy of a High School Diploma, GED, or college transcripts, complete an application, sign an ethics agreement, and submit letters of reference.
A $150 credential administration fee is payable to PCB upon making application and is NOT included in the fee for training.
Paying for training -
[Check all that apply] I consider myself to:
Be in recovery from a Substance Use Disorder
Be in recovery from a Substance Use and a Mental Health Disorder (Co-Occurring)
Be in recovery from a non-substance addiction (such as gambling, internet, shopping, sex, etc.)
Have been directly impacted by a family member or loved one's substance use disorder
[If in recovery for a Substance Use Disorder] I have maintained continuous recovery for:
The Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requires those applying to become Certified Recovery Specialists to attest that they have a personal, lived substance use history and recovery experience. They must also attest that they have a minimum of 18 months, in a continuous manner, of personal, lived recovery experience.
18 Months- 2 Years
I reside in _______________ county.
If "other" please fill in county of residence
My employment is in _______________ county.
Not currently employed
If "other" please fill in county of employment
How did you hear about this program?
Please check all that apply:
The Council Website
Penn State Website
I would also like to be notified of other trainings offered by The Council of SEPA, so please add me that that mailing list.
Our trainings are typically presented in a two-week format or a once-a-week (Saturdays) format. What is your preferred format?
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