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 Florida Certification Board (FCB) has closed the grandparenting application period for the Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA) credential. During February, the FCB is finishing processing CRRA applications received during the grandparenting period.  The FCB will begin accepting applications for the CRRA credential on March 1, 2018.  Individual interested in applying for the CRRA credential in February 2018 should begin the process by completing Step 1 and Step 2, as detailed below.

Step 1:  Level 2 Background Screening.  This is a statutory requirement.  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 – Editable Form and the Privacy-Policy – Editable Form.  THESE FORMS MUST BE TYPED!  Download, save, complete, resave and email the TYPED forms to Tim Wescoat 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.  DO NOT GO TO A LiveScan Vendor until FCB provides you with the required form.  You will be turned away by the 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 after March 1, 2018

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

CRRA specific standards and application materials will be posted here no later than March 1, 2018.