What is a Florida Certified Recovery Peer Specialist
The Florida Certification Board offers three levels of Recovery Peer Certification and each one has it own mentoring support benifits to providers. Here is the info from there site.
The Certified Recovery Peer Specialist – A (CRPS-A) provides peer mentoring and support to individuals who are consumers of mental health service systems and achieves resiliency and recovery as defined by the individual consumer. The CRPS-A must be a true peer; this means that the peer specialist is also a consumer of public or private mental health services.
The Certified Recovery Peer Specialist – Family (CRPS-F) credential provides peer mentoring and support to families that include at least one child diagnosed with a mental illness before his or her 24th brithday. The CRPS-F must be a true peer; this means that the peer specialist must be a first-degree relative or primary caregiver of a child diagnosed with a mental illness.
The Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) credential is for those persons who posess competency in both family and adult peer mentoring. The CRPS must be a true peer; this means that the peers specialist must be a consumer of private or public mental health services AND is a first-degree relative or primary caregiver of a child diagnosed with a mental illness.
You may apply for this credential in one of two ways:
Download the Application Portfolio from the link below. Instructions to complete the Application Portfolio, the Recovery Peer Specialist Application and Mandatory Forms are included in the link below. Print, complete and mail the required forms to the FCB.
Contact the FCB at (850) 222-6314 to request an Application Portfolio for $15. All documents will be mailed to you and must be returned via the U.S. mail.
CRPS-A Application Portfolio (Please print the application double-sided)
CRPS-F Application Portfolio (Please print the application double-sided)
CRPS Application Portfolio (Print the application double-sided)
There is a $100 Certification Fee ($125 for the CRPS level) that must accompany your application. Please make sure your Application Portfolio is complete. Certification Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. The current FCB Code of Ethics can be found here.