Certified Peer Specialists Recognized with Full Certification Process

FOR CURRENT CPSs - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - TIME SENSITIVE  To more formally recognize the value of peers in the workforce, Pennsylvania is moving to a new full peer certification offered by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB). This new formal certification will be necessary to provide Medicaid billable peer support services. To make this transition as easy as possible for current Pennsylvania Peer Specialists, there will be a time-limited grandparenting process for those who wish to obtain the new full certification during the grandparenting period.  

The grandparenting period begins March 1, 2018 and ends August 31, 2019.
For more information, and to access the application, click here.

Certified Family Recovery Specialist Credential

To more formally recognize the value of family recovery specialists in the workforce, we are pleased to announce a new credential for family recovery specialists who wish to obtain the new certification offered by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB). The development of the Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) credential was a joint effort between PCB and PRO-A and several family recovery specialists who were selected as Subject Matter Experts to develop CFRS core competencies and standards for the new credential. The credential becomes available January 1, 2018. For more information and requirements, please review the CFRS Application and the CFRS Content Outline.


Have a question about the recertification process? Visit our FAQ page by clicking here.

Professionals have two options to complete the recertification process:

  1. Complete the entire Recertification Application online. PLEASE NOTE: You must have an approved account to complete the application online.
  2. Download and complete the Recertification Application - PDF.  Education Approval: If you have education that needs to be PCB approved, download and complete the Education Approval Application - PDF.  You can print and mail these documents or save and email them to PCB.
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May 4-5, 2020 | Lancaster, PA






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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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