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This certificate trains students to become Certified Recovery Support Specialists (CRSS) or Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) in Illinois. The training meets certification standards for education and practical experience hours, and it prepares students to enter the professional field of recovery support. Students seeking this credential should have personal experience with addiction or mental health recovery. Students who are pursuing their CRSS certification will need to provide verification to the Illinois Certification Board that they are in recovery from a mental health or substance use disorder.

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Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: HUMAN.CER.RECOV

HUMAN 1141The Recovery Process3
HUMAN 1151Recovery Support Specialist I3
HUMAN 1152Recovery Support Specialist II3
HUMAN 2251Fieldwork I4
HUMAN 2279Ethics & Legal Issues in Human Services3
Total Credits16