The CRSS designation is an entry-level substance abuse credential for person’s who use their lived experience to assist clients achieve and maintain recovery from addictions.  The CRSS requires a minimum of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree.

CRPS-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 Peer Specialist. Please complete the CRPS and CRSS Peer Scholarship Application (FY 16-17) 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.

CRPS-CRSS Reinstatement Policy and Application

If you wish to reinstate a CRSS credential that is currently inactive, you must also read the FCB Reinstatement Policy for this credential and complete the new Reinstatement Application with its related forms (also available below).

CRPS-CRSS Reinstatement Policy

CRPS-CRSS Reinstatement Application

CRPS-CRSS Work/Volunteer Form