The CRRA designation is for people who manage residences that offer recovery-oriented support to help individuals with substance use disorders achieve a life in recovery. A CRRA is the person responsible for the overall management of a recovery residence, plus supervision of residents and paid or volunteer staff.

The FCB will accept CRRA applications under grandparenting standards (no on-the-job supervision or exam required) until December 31, 2017.  Please be aware of the following information and timelines:

  • The FCB will accept CRRA applications under grandparenting standards until December 31, 2017.
  • Applicants seeking CRRA certification under the grandparenting standards MUST earn the credential no later than February 1, 2018.  Individual who do not hold the credential by this date will be required to take the exam as a condition of certification.
  • If you applied or were awarded the CRRA credential BEFORE the grandparenting date was extended, you will receive individual notification about renewal and/or deadlines to complete the application process.

Certification Application Process:

Step 1:  Level 2 Background Screening.  This is a statutory requirement.  The FCB will not accept or process CRRA application until the background screening process is complete.  If you are not already a member of Florida’s Background Screening Clearinghouse, you must complete a screening.  Please complete the Clearinghouse Applicant Request Form and the Privacy Policy and submit them to Carla Lohi at  The FCB will initiate your screening process with the Clearinghouse and will provide you with the necessary paperwork to have your fingerprints taken by a LiveScan vendor.  Note:  LiveScan vendors set their own prices for fingerprinting services.  All fees are paid directly to the LiveScan vendor of you choice once the screening process has been initiated by the FCB.

Step 2:  Create an online account in the FCB certification system.  Click here to create your free, online account.

Step 3:  Apply for CRRA Certification. 

General FCB policies and procedures that apply to all applicants are available here.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the CRRA-specific standards and all mandatory forms.