Recovery Specialist

The Recovery Specialist (CRS) certificate program is ideal for individuals who are interested in becoming peer professionals trained to help others move through the recovery process. Villanova’s Recovery Specialist program is offered in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) to provide students with a comprehensive approach to achieving the education hours needed to become CRS certified.

To complete the program and receive a Villanova University certificate of completion students must attend 7 required courses.

About the Program

Course Curriculum

  • Counseling & Peer Support
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Recovery Skills Planning
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Comm. Skills in Recovery
  • Advocacy for Self & Others
  • Group Counseling with Substance Abusers

Program Details

  • Students must attend all seven Recovery Specialist required classes (see below) in the same term.
  • Earn .80 CEU's - 8 classroom education hours (56 total hours) - for each class to apply towards PCB certification or certificate renewal.
  • Classes are held Saturday's for 9 hours with a 1 hour lunch break.
  • To complete the program and earn a certificate of completion, students must attend all 7 courses and receive a passing grade.
  • Registration closes 48 hours before the class start; payment/or a payment plan is required 48 hours before the class start or the student will be dropped from the program.

Course Fees

Spring 2018 Course Tuition

 

Total Program Tuition: $1400.00 (7 courses/$200 per course)

 


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Course Schedule

Spring 2018 Schedule

 

Spring program begins Saturday, January 27. Full schedule coming soon!

 

 

Course Name Date Start End

Sub Abuse Treatment & Co-Occuring Disorders

Saturday, September 09, 2017

8:30 AM

5:30 PM

Recovery Skills Planning

Saturday, September 16, 2017

8:30 AM

5:30 PM

Counseling & Peer Support

Saturday, September 23, 2017

8:30 AM

5:30 PM

Group Counsel w/Sub Abusers

Saturday, October 07, 2017

8:30 AM

5:30 PM

FALL BREAK

 

 

 

Comm. Skills in Recovery

Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:30 AM

5:30 PM

 

Advocacy for Self & Others

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8:30 AM

5:30 PM

 

Ethical Decision Making

Saturday, November 18, 2017

8:30 AM

5:30 PM

 

                             
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Course Requirements

Villanova Application Requirements

 

Pennsylvania Certification Board Requirements

For individuals to become a CRS they must meet the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) requirements which include

  • High school education
  • 54 hours of education specific to addiction recovery
  • A minimum of 18 months of lived, continuous, personal recovery experience
  • Passing grade on the Certified Recovery Specialist exam
  • Signed ethical code of conduct

The classes that you attend at Villanova University will provide you with the necessary hours of education to sit for the exam.

 

 

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