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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding your recertification, please email us at
Please stay safe and healthy.  We will all get through this trying time together.

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. 

2020 Certified Professional of the Year Award

Nominations Due by March 1, 2020


PCB is pleased to announce the awards process is now open for deserving individuals to be nominated for the PCB Certified Professional of the Year.  The award will be presented at the PCB Annual Conference to be held at the Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster, PA on May 4-5, 2020. 

The award recipient will be honored during the PCB Annual Conference; receive a plaque; receive recognition on the PCB website; receive a free registration to the PCB Annual Conference and for one guest; and will also receive their next renewal (recertification) fee waived.

Please take a moment to nominate a deserving individual for this prestigious award.  Help PCB and the field celebrate excellence!

Certified Professional of the Year recognizes an individual who is currently fully credentialed and in good standing with the PCB and has made a demonstrable contribution to the service of prevention, treatment, or recovery in the behavioral health field through their work and/or personal efforts.

Candidates must:

  • Hold a current and valid PCB credential;
  • Demonstrate leadership;
  • Achieve results;
  • Advocate for consumers;
  • Exemplify ethical standards set forth by the PCB Code of Ethical Conduct.

Nominating Process/Procedures:

  1. Complete the PCB Awards Nomination Form on the next page filling in all requested information. 
  2. Provide a one-page summary of the contributions/accomplishments of the nominee.
  3. Supporting documentation may be submitted but is not required (i.e. letters of recommendation, newsletter or newspaper articles containing information about the nominee or the program, resume of nominee).
  4. Those nominated and selected will be notified in writing by PCB.


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 Conference



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


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About PCB

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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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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