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Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Credential

The Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) is a credential for those who provide mental health or co-occurring mental illness and substance use recovery support to others. A person with the CRSS credential uses unique insights gained through personal recovery experience.

The CRSS credential assures competence in advocacy, professional responsibility, mentoring, and recovery support. Persons with the CRSS credential are employed specifically to use their personal recovery experiences to facilitate and support the recoveries of others and to help shape systems of care.

Persons with their CRSS infuse their work environments with hope and empowerment, and improve opportunities for others to:

  • Develop hope for recovery
  • Increase problem solving skills
  • Develop natural support networks
  • Participate fully in life in the community

CRSS Provider Workbook

Illinois Model for Mental Health Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS)

CRSS Application

CRSS Study Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

CRSS CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Date Event Location

10/12/2021

Employment and Education for Recovery Support

Zoom

10/13/2021

Community Resources and Outreach

Zoom

10/14/2021 Virtual CRSS Supervisor Training: Trauma Informed Supervision WebEx

10/15/2021 – 10/16/2021

39th NAMI Maryland Annual Conference

Virtual

10/18/2021 CRSS Minimum Requirements and Application Process WebEx

10/19/2021 – 10/26/2021

Engaging Family Members:  Parts 1-3

Zoom

10/21/2021 CRSS Minimum Requirements and Application Process WebEx
10/22/2021 Teaching Self-Compassion to Your Clients (and yourself) Crystal Lake, IL

10/27/2021

Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults

Zoom

10/27/2021

Life Skills and Recovery Management

Zoom

10/28/2021 Recovery & Empowerment Statewide Call: Spirituality is More Than Religion Teleconference
10/28/2021-10/30/2021 NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference Virtual
11/04/2021-11/05/2021 Illinois Statewide Transition Conference East Peoria, IL

11/9/2021 – 11/10/2021

Ethical Decision Making:  Parts 1 & 2

Zoom

11/16/2021

Lapse/Relapse Prevention

Zoom

11/17/2021

Co-occuring Disorders

Zoom

11/24/2021

Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults

Zoom

11/30/2021

Domestic Violence Support

Zoom

12/1/2021

Importance of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery

Zoom

12/7/2021 – 12/14/2021

Youth Issues in Recovery:  Parts 1-3

Zoom

12/15/2021

Suicide Prevention and Harm Reduction Strategies

Zoom

12/21/2021

Mindfulness and Self-Care

Zoom

12/22/2021

Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults

Zoom

1/4/2022

Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution

Zoom

1/5/2021 – 1/12/2022

Developing Personalized Action Plans:  Parts 1-3

Zoom

1/26/2022

Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults

Zoom

Additional opportunities to obtain continuing education units (CEUs) may be available through the Illinois Certification Board

Employing Persons wih the CRSS Credential [Brochure]

Minimum Competency Standards for CRSS Professionals

Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Credential Process

Recovery Through An Integrated Workforce

Effectiveness of Peer Support in Reducing Multiple Psychiatric Hospitalizations

Recovery Support Services Resource Handbook

Financing Recovery Support Services

EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF CRSS PROFESSIONALS
(Provider Training Series)

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