The CRPS standard application route is for individuals who have met the education, training and work experience requirements BEFORE applying for certification. Please carefully review all of the credential documents before applying for certification.

CRPS Scholarship Program for 2021-2022 is Now Open

The scholarship program granted through the Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health is open from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. This scholarship can be used for applications, exams, renewals and reinstatements. Please download, save and complete the scholarship application form:

CRPS & CRSS Scholarship Application

Please note the scholarship application is not the same as applying for the credential. If your scholarship is approved, you must apply for the credential online through your FCB account.

CRPS Standard Application Documents

Applying for certification is a multi-step process that requires you to submit information and supporting documentation directly to the FCB and to request documentation from other individuals, which they will need to submit directly to the FCB on your behalf.

Please carefully review all of the credential documents before applying for certification.


Mandatory Forms


Test Preparation

How to Apply

  1. Create an online account. Watch the “How To” for assistance creating your account.
  2. Create an electronic application for certification (from the online account).
    • Complete all required fields of information.
    • Upload required documents.
    • Pay the certification fee. (unless under scholarship or contractual payment).
  3. Provide mandatory forms to eligible people to complete and submit to FCB on your behalf.
  4. Register for the exam and pay associated fees.
  5. Pass the exam.

Key Information

  1. When the application fee is paid, the FCB assigns the record to a dedicated Certification Specialist, who will serve as the single point of contact for applicants throughout the certification process.
  2. During the grandparenting period, the requirement for the certification exam is waived.
  3. The credential is awarded after all requirements have been submitted and approved.