CRS Update: Survey Response Rate, Standards and Next Steps

PCB adheres to best practice standards for certification which dictates updating credentials every five to seven years.  To that end, the CRS credential went through an extensive update in August 2019 with 15 Subject Matter Experts (CRSs who work in this capacity from across the state).  The Subject Matter Experts reviewed and discussed the existing CRS domains/core competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities as well as the current CRS standards/requirements for the credential resulting in updated domains and standards.  While many of the domains remain the same, there are changes in format, task reassignment, and additional new domains.  The updated domains were then sent out on survey to over 1500 CRSs which resulted in a 46% response rate with an overwhelming approval/agreement of the updated domains. 

PCB staff and Board of Directors want to take this time to thank the almost 700 CRS’s and stakeholders who completed the survey. The response rate and comments were invaluable to this process. We read every single comment and will incorporate the feedback into the next phase of the update. Continue Reading

Criminal Justice & Clinical Supervision Endorsements Available!

The endorsement for Criminal Justice is open to PCB certified professionals who hold one of the following credentials in good standing: CAAP, CAAC, CADC, CAADC, CCDP, CCDPD, CCS, CFRS or CRS. For complete requirements review the Certificate of Competency in Criminal Justice Application. 

The endorsement for Clinical Supervision is open to PCB certified professionals who hold one of the following credentials in good standing: CAAC, CADC, CAADC, CCDP, CCDPD, or CCJP. For complete requirements review the Certificate of Competency in Clinical Supervision Application.

Certified Peer Specialist Full Certification Process

Formal certification through PCB is necessary to provide Medicaid billable peer support services.

NOTE: the time-limited grandparenting process ended on August 31, 2019. Applications that were emailed, faxed or postmarked on that date will be accepted. If applicants are missing any information they will be contacted by PCB and given a deadline to submit the information. If they do not complete the process by the deadline, they will need to complete the process outlined in the updated application, including taking the examination. For more information, and to access the application, click here.

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PCB's 21st Annual Conference
May 4-5, 2020 | Lancaster, PA


Conference registration opens January 2020! 





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PCB is dedicated to public protection by establishing and monitoring certification standards and examination development for professionals in the behavioral and community health fields in addition to providing management and consultation services.

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Logo, IC&RCPCB is a member of IC&RC, the global leader in the credentialing of prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery professionals. Organized in 1981, it provides standards and examinations to certification and licensing boards in 24 countries, 47 states and territories, five Native American regions, and all branches of the U.S. military.
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