The Certified Peer Recovery Specialist – Family is a Maryland Addiction Behavioral-health Professional Certification Board Endorsement. This CPRS endorsement allows for individuals who possess an active CPRS certification to participate in additional training course to expand their knowledge base and work specifically with Peers and their respective family members. CPRS will be required to obtain an additional 21 hours of education related to Advocacy, Ethical Responsibility, Mentoring/Education and Recovery Wellness Domains.

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In order to qualify for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist - FAMILY, the applicant must first currently hold a valid CPRS credential. Other requirements are as follows:

  1. Applicant must complete the 21 hours of training/education
    • CPRS-F - Advocacy Domain - 3 hours
    • CPRS-F - Ethical Responsibility - 6 hours
    • CPRS-F - Mentoring/Education
    • CPRS-F - Recovery/Wellness
  2. Applicant is required to complete 50 service hours in a Family service position/environment
  3. Obtain at least 5 documented Family supervision hours (at least one hour of supervision) while working/volunteering in a family service position/environment by a Registered Peer Supervisor
Recertification Letter

Your recertification has been approved.