CRSS Scholarships Available

The Florida Certification Board, through funding from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (Contract #LH278), is pleased to offer a scholarship program for certification-related fees for persons seeking initial certification, reinstatement, or renewal as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist. Please complete the 2017 FCB CRPS and CRSS Scholarship Application BEFORE applying for initial certification or reinstatement of an inactive credential.  If you have questions about the scholarship application or an application that has been submitted already, please call the FCB office to inquire.


The CRSS designation is an entry-level credential for people who use their lived experience and skills learned in training to help others achieve and maintain recovery from substance use disorders.

CRSS applicants must hold a minimum of a high-school diploma, general equivalency degree or higher.


Certification Application Process:

Step 1:  If you do not already have one, you MUST create an online account in the FCB certification system.  Click here to create your free, online account.

Step 2:  Apply for certification from your FCB online account. 

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

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


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