Maryland's Behavioral Health Administration is proud to announce a time-limited expansion in the services that the Peer Certification Expansion Fund (PCEF) will cover. This fund, which was originally designed to reduce financial barriers that individuals experience as they work towards their CPRS credential has already supported more than 130 individuals as they worked to obtain their CPRS credential or maintain their credential through recertification. Initially, this funding was restricted to cover costs related to examination and initial certification for those seeking their Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) credential in Maryland and recertification for those maintaining their credential.

 

At this time through September 29, 2022, we have expanded the eligible uses for this funding to include two new services that will be covered: 

  • CPRS Retest Costs - Peers who do not pass their CPRS exam can now apply to use funds to cover their retest fees.

  • Registered Peer Supervisor (RPS) Endorsements - Individuals obtaining their RPS endorsement can now apply to use funds to cover their application fees. 

 

It's our hope that adding those two new aspects will further support the amazing work that Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) do every day for the people of Maryland.

Please download and complete the application CPRS Funding Application 2022 – Revised

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL mabpcbfunding@gmail.com or they will not be processed.

Please do not submit your CPRS Application with or before the funding approval has received, as refunds will no longer be issued.  Applicants must complete all CPRS requirements prior to requesting funding. Each applicant is required to complete the funding application prior to submission of the CPRS application. Once the funding application has been reviewed and approved, all CPRS applications must be submitted within 30 days of the funding approval. The Board is excited about this  opportunity and looks forward to supporting the Maryland CPRS community with maintaining its current workforce.