If you’re ready to use your own experiences in recovery as a springboard to a fulfilling and rewarding career helping others on their path to recovery, a career as a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) may be the right fit for you.

A Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, also known as Certified Recovery Support Specialist in Florida, is a position for people who want to combine their life and recovery experience with education to increase their income and enhance their career path.

A CPRS’s job entails the following:

  • Leveraging their own experiences of recovery, Certified Peer Recovery Specialists offer empathy, support, and guidance to those facing similar struggles.
  • They are trained, certified and prepared to assist with recovery by helping a person set goals and develop strengths. Their lived experience allows a unique mentorship perspective as well as resiliency skills.
  • This job may be performed in a range of settings, such as a hospital, an outpatient facility, an inpatient rehab clinic or even in educational settings.
  • Many recovery community organizations have established recovery community centers where educational, advocacy and sober social activities are organized. Peer recovery support services are also offered in churches and other faith based institutions, recovery homes and sober housing.
The Addictions Training Institute (ATI) offers an exceptional Certified Peer Recovery Specialist course to prepare individuals for this unique and transformative role. We understand that the people that earn this type of credential are those who have been through the recovery process themselves, giving them insight into what their peers will go through.

The CPRS course at ATI provides a comprehensive understanding of the Peer Recovery Specialist role. The curriculum delves into key areas such as advocacy, mentoring, recovery support, ethical responsibility, and cultural competency. This rigorous, multi-faceted approach equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide others through their recovery journey.

With a flexible online format, allowing students to learn at their own pace. This adaptability ensures students can balance their education with other commitments. Furthermore, ATI’s dedicated support services and extensive network in the healthcare field provide invaluable resources for students’ academic and professional growth.

Upon completion of the course, graduates can pursue certification to become a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. Qualified addictions professionals are in high demand!

It’s important to note that certification requirements, as well as official job titles, will vary significantly across different states. For example, in Florida, to become a CRSS – Certified Recovery Support Specialist, you’ll need:

  • 75 hours education/training
  • 1000 hours paid or volunteer experience
  • 24 hours supervised work experience
  • Passing score on the IC&RC Peer Recovery Examination
However, in California, to become a CCAPP — Certified Peer Recovery Mentor (CPRM), you’ll need:
  • 40 hours of content-specific training
  • 100 hours of supervised work and/or volunteer experience providing peer-to-peer recovery support services
  • No exam required
This is why it is essential to verify the specific requirements of your state to ensure you meet all the necessary criteria for certification. ATI’s course is designed to satisfy many of these common requirements and prepare you for the certification exam.

Becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist represents an opportunity to transform your personal recovery experience into a tool to help others. Embrace the opportunity to turn your recovery journey into a beacon of hope for others with ATI’s CPRS course. Learn more and register at https://addictionstraininginstitute.com/welcome-cprs/

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