REQUIREMENTS & FEES

RECOVERY & PEER SUPPORT CREDENTIALS

CRS: $100, 30 hours relevant to recovery support services, including 6 hours in ethics and 3 hours in confidentiality.

CFRS: $100, 30 hours relevant to family recovery support services, including 6 hours in ethics and 3 hours in confidentiality.

CRSS: $100, Current and valid CRS/CFRS: 6 hours specific to the supervision of recovery specialists. These hours may be included in the total (30) hours needed to recertify the CRS/CFRS. Non-CRS/CFRS: 30 hours of education including: 6 hours specific to the supervision of recovery specialists, 6 hours in ethics, 3 hours in confidentiality and 15 hours relevant to the field.

CPS (Peer): $50, 36 hours of which 24 hours must be specific to peer support and/or recovery practices, 3 hours in ethics, and the remaining 9 hours are chosen by the professional and may be in any topic.

 

CLINICAL

AAC: $100, 40 hours relevant to addiction including 3 hours in ethics

CAAC, CADC & CAADC: $200, 40 hours relevant to addiction including 3 hours in ethics

CCJP: $200, 40 hours relevant to addiction including 3 hours in ethics

CCDP & CCDPD: $200, 40 hours relevant to co-occurring disorders including 3 hours in ethics

CCS: $200, 6 hours relevant to clinical supervision

 

ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS

CPS (Prevention): $200, 40 hours relevant to prevention including 3 hours in ethics

CAAP: $125, 25 hours relevant to addiction including 3 hours in ethics

CIP: $200, 30 hours relevant to intervention including 3 hours in ethics

CCSM/CCMS: $200, 40 hours relevant to addiction including 3 hours in ethics

CCHW: $75, 30 hours relevant to community health including 3 hours in ethics

CDCORP: $75, 2 deployments or exercises documented and five trainings

 

ENDORSEMENTS

Must be recertified at the same time as your qualifying credential. The hours to renew endorsement will be included in the total hours needed to renew your qualifying credential.

Problem Gambling: $50, 6 hours specific to gambling

Criminal Justice: $50, 6 hours specific to criminal justice

Clinical Supervision: $50, 6 hours specific to clinical supervision

 

FOR PROFESSIONALS HOLDING MULTIPLE PCB CERTIFICATIONS

If you have more than one credential, you pay the fee for your original credential plus $50 each for all other credentials you are recertifying. If your additional credentials do not have the same expiration date as your primary credential, you will submit a second recertification application at the time they expire with the $50 per credential recertification fee.

 

AUDITING

Documentation of continuing education is only required for recertification if a certified professional is randomly selected for review, or audit of their education hours. Audits occur twice per year (every January and July). 

Those selected for audit will be notified and must submit documentation of the appropriate number of hours of education/training that they completed in the prior two-year period.  Since the audit process is random, individuals may be selected for audit multiple times. 

Non-compliance with the required education/training for recertification is viewed as a breach of professional ethics.

DO NOT send in copies of your certificates of completion for trainings with your recertification application. These will not be reviewed at the time of your recertification and will be discarded.  You will only send copies of training certificates if you are randomly selected for a recertification audit.

 

LAPSED CREDENTIAL

A credential is valid for a two-year period.  If your credential lapses, you have 12 months from your expiration date to recertify. After 12 months, you must reapply for your credential(s) and complete all the requirements for initial certification. To renew a lapsed credential: complete the recertification application with the appropriate requirements and fee(s), plus the lapsed fee of $100.

 

EDUCATION INFORMATION

You can use the same education for multiple credentials under the following conditions: they are in the correct two-year time frame (example if your credential was issued on 1/1/2017 and expires on 1/1/2019, you can use education after 1/1/2017) and it is relevant to the education requirements.

College/university course may be used.  A three-college credit college course equals 45 hours.

Trainings, workshops, seminars, and conferences offered by professional associations, treatment providers, governmental agencies may be used.

PCB does not accept general staff meetings, supervision, staff rounds, or case management as education.

Distance learning/online courses/webinars are acceptable. There is no limit to the number of distance learning/online courses that can be used.

Acceptable documentation of education must include the professional’s name, title, date, number of hours and the organization.  Training registration forms and/or training sign-in sheets are not acceptable forms of documentation.

Training must be non-repetitive meaning the same training cannot be claimed more than one time even if the training is taken on different dates from different providers.

Official employer training tracking system/learning management system reports may be acceptable forms of documentation for education/training provided that the report contains the name of the employee/applicant, titles of each training, dates of each training, the number of hours of each training, and is signed by the applicant’s supervisor.

Published work written by the certified professional and published by a professional publishing house may meet up to 10 hours of education.  A copy of the published work must be submitted along with an education approval application.

A certified professional who provides education to other professionals may receive hours toward their own recertification.  The presenter will receive the same number of hours as the participant; and the presentation can be used for credit once in each recertification period, provided the training has received PCB education approval. Training provided by a certified professional must also be documented by sponsoring organization in the same manner as participant documentation (i.e., certificate, letter of participation).