We are well aware that trainings are being canceled or postponed during this health emergency situation which may result in difficulties recertifying credentials on or before expiration dates.

You have up to one year beyond your expiration date to recertify your credential so there is no need to request an extension or waiver.  Further, PCB will waive the extra lapsed fee for any certified professional who is late recertifying their credential.  When you are able, you will simply recertify as normal.

Your current expiration date cannot be extended so your credential will lapse if you are unable to recertify on or before the expiration date. However, you can still recertify your lapsed credential up to one year beyond your expiration date.

If you are looking for future trainings or online trainings you can find them at Use the navigation bar on the left to search by Region/Location, In Person Training and or Online/Home Study.

Please stay safe and healthy.  We will all get through this trying time together.

2020 Conference: POSTPONED

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the PCB 2020 Annual Conference has been postponed until September 28-29, 2020 at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA.

Those who have registered already will automatically be registered for the new dates. If you have reserved a hotel room, the Eden Resort has updated your reservation to reflect the new dates. If you have not received a confirmation from the hotel already regarding your reservation, you can confirm that your hotel reservation has been updated by reaching out to the Eden Resort directly at 717-569-6444.

If you need to change or cancel your conference registration, please email

Right now, we anticipate all of the trainings will remain the same. If there are updates to the training schedule we will let everyone know.

Thank so much for your understanding and patience during this unprecedented time. We know all of you need the education hours and we are doing our best to make sure that happens.

Please be safe and well. Thanks so much.

Community Health Worker Certification Now Available

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a trusted individual who contributes to improved health outcomes in the community. CHWs serve the communities in which they reside or communities with which they may share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, or life experiences. The term “community health worker,” includes but is not limited to other titles such as outreach worker, patient navigator and promotores de salud.  

For more information, including requirements, and to apply, click here. 

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

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
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Established in 1979, PCB has been credentialing professionals for 40 years. 
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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